THE

BIG EGG COMEDY

FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY BURNING DUCK COMEDY CLUB

SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 10:30AM SHOW 11.00AM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
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

SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 12:30PM SHOW 13.00PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Seymour Mace

Seymour Mace gets sucked off by God. Mister Tuesday, potatoes versus knives, eighties, music, future wizard, noise, monkeys, Lords, frauds, the saddest pictures in the world, animal band, ways to live, ways to die. Sucked off by God.

If that sounds like your kind of thing then come and meet me in my inside of head (unless you're under 16)
 

***** Times

***** Gigglebeats

'For Seymour Mace the rules of conventional stand up are irrelevant'  **** Scotsman

'Bananas!' **** Chortle

SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 14:30PM SHOW 15.00PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Hal Branson: Mbolo

The debut hour from one of comedy's rising stars. Join Hal as he relives a 2003 trip to Uganda to get over a nervous breakdown and nagging ganja habit. And help build a school. 'An understated comedy gem' (HuffingtonPost.co.uk). 'Clever, likeable and with a great eye for detail, effortlessly watchable' (NarcMagazine.com).

 

'Hal Branson has natural affability in spades, and his self-referential storytelling is as heart-warming as his wordplay, hitting home with the audience throughout' (GiggleBeats.co.uk). Recent tour support for Dylan Moran and Sam Simmons.

SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 16:30PM SHOW 17.00PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Ben Target: Splosh!
Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. Goggles on for synchronised aquatics, front crawl relays and doggy paddle lessons (for beginners). BYOL (Bring Your Own Lilo). A gala of comedy troves and live art aquabatics, from the ‘maverick physical comedian’ (Guardian). ‘A joy to be part of’ **** (Skinny). ‘Bewildering fun’ (Scotsman). ‘Unruly daftness’ (List). ‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Very much encapsulating the spirit of the Fringe’ (Fest).
SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 18:30PM SHOW 19.00PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Rob Kemp's Wheel of Shows

Feeling pressured by his success last year with The Elvis Dead, Rob Kemp returns with ten(!) shows stuck to a spinning wheel. He'll perform whichever show it stops on. The idiot. Will it be Beatlesjuice? Godzilla with puppets? Something self-referential set in a bookshop? Who knows? Not him, cos the wheel definitely isn't rigged. Join Rob as he wrestles with technical issues, homemade props and the eternal question: what do they want from me? 100% absolutely no singing. Probably. There may be... 

 

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

SUN JUL 1ST
DOORS 20:30PM SHOW 21.00PM
TICKETS £5 ADV 
Jack Evans: Work

Workers of the world: please stop! Jack Evans, lizard prince of Manchester's alternative circuit, presents a punchy, out-there hour about work: its history, its present and a future without it. Jack’s last show Melancholy Poontang was one of i-D's best shows at the Fringe. 'An alternative tour de force' **** (EdFestMag.com). 'Go see him if you like weird stuff' **** (ShortCom.co.uk). 'Absolutely the best Noam Chomsky material ever' (Scotsman). 'As inventive and unsettling as a one-man League of Gentlemen' (i-D). 'Follow him down his dark path. You really should' (Skinny). 'Twisted genius' (WOW247.co.uk). 'Catch him now' (List).

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+