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George Egg DIY Chef

George Egg

The Community Hall Grizebeck invites audiences to a delicious evening of comedy and cooking in which anarchist chef, George Egg makes food onstage using unexpected equipment and unconventional methods.

In his unique and genre-defining show, hybrid chef and comedian George Egg has a health scare that sees him banished from the family kitchen. Relocated to the garden shed, his imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen there instead.

During an inspiring and inventive evening of stand-up comedy, George prepares a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner using a wallpaper stripper, a heat gun, a paper shredder and a whole host of other power tools, office equipment, hair-dressing appliances and gardening implements. And the show culminates in a tasting session in which audiences get to eat the food.

In 2015 George’s debut solo show ‘Anarchist Cook’, a comical guide on how-to-cook-in-a-hotel-room, was a total sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It won him the ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ Award and resulted in an epic two-year tour across the UK and Europe. He returned to the Fringe in 2017 with ‘DIY Chef’. It was another sell-out and the springboard for a second 20 month long tour and appearances on Channels 4’s ‘Bake Off: An Extra Slice’, ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’. George has also presented an episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Food Programme’ which was recorded at The Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

Now touring to rural villages in the north with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, Communities in South Lakeland audiences can enjoy a night of wonderful smells, ingeniously mad cooking techniques and brilliant absurdist comedy.

“Brilliantly funny” The Observer

Yvonne Graham who is the Hall Manager at The Community Hall Grizebeck said: “We are absolutely delighted to offer high quality and professional performances locally. This evening is something very different and is a combination of stand up comedy and a cookery presentation. It is already proving popular and should be a great evening!”

Date/ Time: Saturday 8 February at 7.30pm

Venue: The Community Hall Grizebeck, Kirkby in Furness LA17 7XH

Tickets: Adults £10 Children £6.50 Family ticket £25

Bookings: Tel 07905779584

or online at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk

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