Some of the funniest rising stars around are taking part in a brand new comedy festival in York.
- Fri Jun 29-Sun Jul 1
- Basement, Coney Street
- £5 per show/ £35.50 for all shows
- More details
There will be three days of laughs at the Big Egg Comedy Festival, which begins on Friday, June 29.
Organised by York’s Burning Duck Comedy Club, it will showcase “the best local, up-and-coming and international musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers”.
An innovative pricing scheme sees all shows at £5 to guarantee entry, or pay what you want afterwards.
“Expect to see more established and new favourite acts, some of whom you might have already seen performing at previous Burning Duck comedy nights or on TV, or heard on the radio or winning awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,” said promoter Al Greaves.
Among them are…
Lucy took her debut full-hour show, Maid Of Cabbage, to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival and was nominated for the Award for Best Newcomer. The show has since had two sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre in London this year.
Rob’s mash up show The Elvis Dead told the story of Evil Dead 2 through the classic songs of Elvis Presley and was the “huge kill-for-a-ticket Fringe hit” in the words of Chortle.
The winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2011, Ben’s new show Splosh is “a gala of comedy troves and live art aquabatics”.
‘It’s big and small at the same time’
Here, Burning Duck and Big Egg promoter Al Greaves answers all your pressing questions.
We also have lots more shows lined up in the autumn including Jamali Maddix (at The Crescent) Ray Bradshaw, Phil Nichol (Edinburgh Fringe Best Show Winner 2006), Jen Brister, Justin Moorhouse and Carl Hutchinson. As well as more mixed bill compilation shows!