IT’S A COMPLETELY MADE UP SITCOM/VARIETY SHOW, EVERY TIME
“Like a well-balanced breakfast, Egg Zeppelin is equal parts improv, slacker humour and fan-boy obsessive, set at a greasy spoon where the only licks on order are Jimmy Page’s.” – Globe and Mail
Egg Zeppelin is a 2-person, long-form improvisational comedy show. From audience suggestions, the comedy duo of Kris Siddiqi and Marcel St. Pierre create a spontaneous hour in the lives of Dude and Man, the owner-operators of a dilapidated greasy spoon in a non-specific, small Canadian town just a few hours on the Trans-Canada Highway, halfway between ‘here’ and ‘there’.
They cook. They talk rock, politics, history, philosophy, or whatever their local early-morning talk-jock suggests. They play guitar, sing songs and dish out all-day breakfast and advice to whoever drops in – usually someone stuck at a literal or figurative crossroad on the way to a gig.
Add to that a musical segment that features a revolving door of musical guests, who literally sing for their breakfasts as per the house rule posted above the grill: IF YOU CAN PLAY, YOU DON’T PAY.
In addition to a healthy serving of laughs and lyrics – at least one full all-day breakfast is actually ordered, cooked and served as part of each and every show. No substitutions are allowed.
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE SHOW
Created by and starring Marcel St. Pierre and Kris Siddiqi and directed by 3-time Canadian Comedy-Award winner Lisa Merchant, Egg Zeppelin premiered in February 2010 as a live show at Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre Company, and featured top comics and special musical guests — like The Frantics’ Peter Wildman, rising stars like indie music ingenue Allie Hughes, folk musician Jory Nash and Halifax’s own hip-hop favourite, Wordburglar.
The show was also shortlisted (from over 140 competing submissions) and performed at Toronto’s Comedy Bar in August 2010 as a finalist in Insight Entertainment’s ‘Pilot Week’ showcase – a week-long festival of 30-minute pilot proposals performed live on stage.
Egg Zeppelin – The Improvised Bacon, Music and Comedy Show. It’s a 60-minute live stage mash-up about friendship that blends old-school horse sense with coffee and bacon and a ‘Whole Lotta Love’.