Reviews from Paul's pen

Reviews from Paul's pen

05/02/2016

George Egg


Review by: Paul Towers, 05 February 2016
George Egg – Anarchist Cook
Upstairs @ The Western, 5 & 6 February 2016

“a belter of a show”

Leicester’s Upstairs at The Western kicked off its contribution to Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016 with a belter of a show. George Egg – Anarchist Cook is just what it says a stand up comedian - cooking!
A well established performer, George has travelled the length and breadth of this and other countries. In each and every hotel he has stayed  he has found the same over-priced and unimaginative late night culinary offerings. So, how to remedy this woeful situation? How about rummaging around all the freebies left for customers, combine them with the normal appliances in every room and, with minimal shopping, whip up an imaginative 3-course meal. Which is exactly what he does in every show. So successful are his ad hoc meals that he serves them up to the audience afterwards.
That would be impressive enough if he were Mary Berry but given that he combines this with the left field humour of Bill Bailey and he has the audience in the palm of his hand from the outset.
George Egg- Anarchist Cook is at Upstairs at The Western again tomorrow (Sat 6 Feb) but is sold out. However he is on tour throughout the year. Full details at www.georgeegg.com
The rest of Upstairs at The Western’s season can be found at www.upstairsatthewestern.com
First published in Western Gazette


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