Popular stand-up comedian and brilliant cook, George Egg, has never visited the Highlands before but he's now heading for Skye.
The Edinburgh Fringe favourite has enjoyed sell-out performances at venues across the UK and Europe but confesses he has never been north of Scotland’s central belt.
It is with some enthusiasm, therefore, that George brings his critically-acclaimed, award-winning show Anarchist Cook on a mini tour of the Highlands this month, starting at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on Wednesday 19 April as part of the SEALL (Skye Events for All) Spring programme.
George said: “I’ve never been north of Glasgow or Edinburgh before so have been doing a lot of research on the Isle of Skye, Gairloch and Boat of Garten, where I’ll be performing. The places look amazing.
“I’ve heard from many other performers there will be a broad mix of people in the audiences and I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone.”
George has been a professional stand-up comedian for over 20 years. His solo show is in its third successful year and has toured in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, France and extensively in the United Kingdom, both on the stage and on the television, supporting the likes of Lee Mack, Mickey Flannagan and Jack Dee.
His sell-out Anarchist Cook, which won him a Spirit of the Fringe Award in 2015, was born out of George’s passion for comedy and food. He says the idea came about during his many stays in hotel rooms.
“I noticed my hotel rooms provided appliances that gave off heat. I love to cook and that’s how the idea came about”, he said.
George began experimenting with cooking food in the kettle, with the iron and trouser press.
He added: “The results were great. I realised I could successfully prepare and cook great food in my room so decided to add a few theatrics and turn it into a performance.”
George will cook-up a surreal mix of stand-up, striking innovation and extreme multitasking while, via live demonstration, prepare a three-course meal using only the equipment found in a hotel room.
“Audiences can genuinely expect to have a laugh, have faith in what I’m doing and be elated and inspired”, he said. “They’ll also get an opportunity to taste some delicious food at the end.”
Anarchist Cook comes to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s main hall on Wednesday, 19 April at 8pm and this is a rare opportunity to see an outstanding comedian play out his “hilarious” performance with surprisingly good food in a rural Highlands venue.
Tickets and further information from www.seall.co.uk or 01471 844207. Early booking is highly advised.