George Egg is a comedian with a flare for all things foods, so much so that he even incorporates it into his shows.

Ahead of his appearance at Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton-based funny man spoke to Jamie Walker about his love of cuisine and comedy, and what is sure to be the tastiest show of the Fringe.

Give us a flavour of what your show is about?

It’s a cross-genre comedy-show/cookery-demonstration. On the surface it’s about how to cook food with power tools, underneath it’s about survival, solitude and questioning madness. On a stage set up like the inside of a garden shed I make three plates of seriously tasty food using power tools, and then at the end the audience get to eat what I’ve made.

What is it that made you want to start doing shows that involved the mix of comedy and cooking?

A real passion for food and cooking. About eight years ago I seriously contemplated giving up comedy and opening a cafe, or running cookery classes for kids, or something like that. But instead I tried combining my job on stage with my passion off stage and it seems to be working.

What is the wackiest thing you’ve ever made as part of a show?

It’s all so bonkers really but then having performed this stuff for a while now I forget how absurd it is and to me it seems pretty normal. I’m struggling to think of anything in my show which would be considered normal though. It’s all wacky.

Much like the chicken and the egg, which came first? Did you start with a passion for food and add the comedy? Or vice-versa.

I was actually a really fussy eater when I was a child, but was forever putting on plays and making a fool of myself, so the comedy came first I suppose. It wasn’t until my early twenties that I started getting into food and cooking.

How does playing Brighton Fringe differ from Edinburgh Fringe?

Not much actually. Edinburgh used to be the BIG ONE and Brighton was its rather small cousin, but Brighton Fringe has grown massively in the last few years and while it’s still only a fraction the size of Edinburgh it’s got a really similar atmosphere. Places like The Warren feel just like you’re in Edinburgh and the audiences at both are spectacular.

Brighton’s own Fringe is slowly growing. Is Brighton the sort of place you can see, one day, rivalling Edinburgh with the Fringe?

I really hope so. I live a five minute walk from The Warren so it’d be such a treat not to have to travel 500 miles for a change. I think it could, in time rival Edinburgh certainly. As I said, it’s growing really fast.

What makes both shows so special?

Edinburgh and Brighton? There’s just such an open, excited friendly atmosphere at both these festivals. I’m really into flyering for my own show and talking to people about it, and the response I got from the people in Brighton was so positive.People are genuinely up for having a good time. I think the world is a bit of a confusing and sometimes dark place at the moment and so people are relieved to talk about something frivolous and fun.

What can the Edinburgh crowd expect from your show?

Lots of laughs. Something utterly unique and of course, good food.