After the success of last year's season, Comedy at the Con is delighted to present two nights (Thursday 4th and 11th) of our end of season Edinburgh Warm up specials; and boy are they. Household names only, all at the top of their game! xxdm
GEORGE EGG: MOVABLE FEAST MORE INSTRUCTION, MORE INVENTION and MORE INGREDIENTS
George totally sold out his run at the Edinburgh Fringe with his first two comedy/cooking shows ANARCHIST COOK and DIY CHEF and this August he returns with MOVABLE FEAST, a show about making food on the move. It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry). During an hour of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy George demonstrates how to, amongst other things, cook with an engine, get the most from the car battery and even utilise the sunroof. He’ll demonstrate ways to procure items from the train buffet trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and show how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multisensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Three plates of gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing.
"It's a hilarious show, with surprisingly good food" The Times
"it is refreshing to encounter a performer who really is unique" The Telegraph
"My find of the Fringe" The 'i' Paper (Independent)
BOOTHBY GRAFFOE - A rare warm up club appearance by this legendary BBC Radio 4 musical comic, tweaking an extended set in preparation for a large tour. Boothby Graffoe – this very tall comedian from Hull has been honing his gags and guitar-playing on the stand-up circuit since the late 1980s. Winner of a Time Out Comedy Award and a 1995 Perrier Award nominee, he has also co-written and starred in two series of The Big Booth for Radio 4 and seen two of his plays, The Condition Of The Virgin and God and Adam performed at the Edinburgh Festival.
All of which is why he has his own series on Radio 4. As well as pleasing his die hard fans, the radio series aims to bring the full flavour of Boothby Graffoe to an audience who do not know his work.
“Sings songs that are both beautiful and funny” – The Guardian
“…it’s not fair to call them comedy songs, they are much more than that, there are some i would dare to call genius.” -The Times
“Buy two copies of his cd because you’ll want to share but you won’t want to give it away.” -The Scotsman
“No more music maestro, please!” -The Independent
Price(s) of entry/night :Early bird online from £9.00 at www.wegottickets.com only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£10/9 (concessions) plus booking fee. OTD £12/10
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR http://www.wegottickets.com/ComedyAtTheCon
Time(s) of event: - Doors : 7.30. Show: 8pm