Big Egg Comedy Festival – The Basement

3 days of free* comedy at The Basement!
From 29th June – 1st July we present a brand new comedy festival featuring 3 days of live comedy curated by York’s Burning Duck Comedy Club, which will showcase the best local ‘up-and-coming’ and international musical, character, sketch, spoken word and stand-up comedy performers.


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.

Acts include last years former best newcomer nominees Lucy Pearman & Rob Kemp, previous best newcomer nominee Ben Target and previous Best Show nominee Seymour Mace!

Tickets for all shows are on sale now and all shows are £5.00* to guarantee entry, or Pay What You Want afterwards.

£35.50 tickets (including booking fee) are also available to guarantee entry to all shows!

Lucy Pearman

Shows and Times are as follows:

FRIDAY 29th June

5.30pm – The Burning Duck Student Comedians of The Years!
7.30pm – Jayne Edwards: Top Body Builder Brian
9.30pm – Peter Fleming: Have You Seen?

SATURDAY 30th June

11.00am – Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes: Dinosaur D-Roar-ing Class (Recommended age 4+)
1.00pm – Sam and Tom: Interview
3.00pm – Andy Barr: Neustadt
5.00pm – Lucy Pearman: Fruit Loop
7.00pm – Ali Brice’s Lemonade Stand
9.00pm – Sam Nicoresti’s Bedtime

SUNDAY 1st July

11.00am – Dinosaurs Love Fairy Cakes: Dinosaur D-Roar-ing Class (Recommended age 4+)
1.00pm – Seymour Mace
3.00pm – Hal Branson: Mbolo
5.00pm – Ben Target: Splosh!
7.00pm – Rob Kemp’s Wheel of Shows
9.00pm – Bethany Black: Unwinnable


Al Greaves

They 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!)

The Burning Duck Comedy Club present the Big Egg Comedy Festival
29th June – 1st July, The Basement, City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney Street, York, Yorkshire, YO1 9QL

£5.00 to guarantee entry to each show, or PWYW
£35.50 to guarantee entry to all shows (including booking fee)
tickets available now at