DOORS 10:30AM SHOW 11.00AM
Craft-o-Saurus Creative Hour
(Suitable for Children 4+)

Come and join us for the very first ever Dinosaur life drawing class in The Basement! We'll provide the pens, paper and dinosaur, you provide the artistic talent. We'll get you warmed up with some fast and furious drawing exercises and then our dinosaur model will strike some poses for you. This class is probably best suited for ages 4 and up, any child who loves to draw and has a good attention span would be perfect for this. Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes is run by two mums Amy and Zoe who deliver fantastic pop up events in York

DOORS 12:30PM SHOW 13.00PM
Sam and Tom: Interview

"In the new show from Sketch Off Finalists 2018, Sam & Tom invite you to interview for the role of ‘Audience’. They will go over the basics of the job and tell you a little more about themselves. Come prepared to demonstrate laughter experience in a live environment. Dress code: audience-casual. “Sharp and witty - I loved it” (Chortle)


Their previous show, Unrectifiable, was a sneaky hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. A “mind-swapping” (The Mumble) romp which displayed, “A depth of oddity that’s utterly unique” (London Pub Theatres). 


Since then Tom has won Best Debut at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 for his show ‘Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?’, and Sam was an art-house finalist in Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2018 for his short-film directorial debut, ‘The Baby’.


The show is directed by Adam Larter, Chortle Award Winner 2018 (Tony Law and Friends: The Battle for Icetopia)."

DOORS 14:30PM SHOW 15.00PM
Andy Barr: Neustadt
Visionary architect Andy Barr, tasked with designing the ideal socialist city, is dragged into a paranoid nightmare of Cold War intrigue. 

Andy Barr is a stand-up and member of the Weirdos collective. ‘Skilfully written and delivered lines… Barr’s comic timing and gestures are impeccable’ **** (List). ‘Delightful’ ( ‘He is a funny boy’ (Tim Key, Pick of the Fringe 2017). 'One of the best up and coming idiots out there' (John Kearns).
DOORS 16:30PM SHOW 17.00PM
Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop
2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee Lucy Pearman returns with a new show. Pearman brings the story of a worm who has misunderstood her existence. As seen on Spencer Jones The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk on BBC and heard on Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme BBC Radio 4. ‘First steps on the road to household name’ **** (Sunday Times). 'Silent marvelling at the sheer cleverness... Blooming marvellous’ **** (Fest). ‘Almost impossible not to laugh’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Pearman is excellent’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard).
DOORS 18:30PM SHOW 19.00PM
Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand
You are cordially invited to the grand reopening of Ali Brice's Lemonade Stand. Expect silly characters, daft voices and bizarre audience interaction. Brice has quickly become a master of his own hilarious style of character comedy. Combined with his lightning-fast wit, this makes for a truly unique show from a one-of-a-kind performer. Come and celebrate the silliness! 'A twinkle-eyed comedy natural' ***** ( 'Eric Meat is a side-splittingly comical entity' ***** ( 'Joyously bonkers... the perfect level of exaggerated oddness' **** ( 'Tear-inducingly hysterical' **** (Skinny).
DOORS 20:30PM SHOW 21.00PM
Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. Comedy PR is 50% meretricious fighting talk, 50% photoshoot: so move over everyone – there’s a new confident cop in the dreamery. The jokes'll be lucid and respectful. Bring your favoured son for a special reward, but keep the noise down because dad's upstairs napping. I'm one half of Sam & Tom (Leicester Square Sketch Off Finalists 2018) and as part of Staple/face I won SYTTF? Best New Sketch Act 2013. I've no quotes so feel free to come review it (but phone ahead).


Don't come to this show if you're a cocksure lager lout, do you understand?

The Big Egg Comedy Festival is a brand new event featuring 3 days of live comedy curated by York's Burning Duck Comedy Club.

Showcasing the best local ‘up-and-coming’ and international musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers.

Expect to see more established and new favourite acts, some of whom you might have already seen on Radio, TV or even winning awards at the Edinburgh and the Great Yorkshire Fringe festivals.

All shows are £5.00 to guarantee entry, or PWYW afterwards.


Limited advance seating is available and we expect these shows will sell out. 



While we will try to ensure all listings are as accurate as possible, please note due to circumstances beyond our control that some listed acts may change at short notice.


All shows 18+