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Egg Zeppelin

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A selection of clips from various media since 2010. Please click over to our website for me. - Egg Zeppelin Website

"You Can Have Your Eggs And Eat Them, Too"

With nothing but a bare stage, it was a bit hard at first to imagine how the performers at the Montreal Improv Festival could possibly make the audience feel like they were anywhere other than that room last Friday.
Happily, all the performers proved to be more than capable for the task. Comedy duo Venezuela started off the night, speaking in their own gibberish language (a hybrid of French, English, Italian, and words of their own device). While they were entertaining, it may have paid off better to keep silent, as the made-up language did little more than buzz incomprehensibly in one’s ears after a while.
However, the visuals of their performance, helped largely by their miming skills, compensated for the auditory shortcoming. Oh, to think of all the things they accomplished with nothing but silly hunting hats and a rubber hot dog.
Winnipeg group Outside Joke was next up and they performed what they called an “anti-musical,� made effective by the group members’ fine-tuned vocals. Going off the audience’s suggestion of slaughterhouse (after asking them for the last place they’d want to go on a first date) they put on a multi-scene skit, complete with annoying picketers and a bestiality joke, to a hilarious effect.
Last up was Toronto duo Kris Siddiqi and Marcel St. Pierre’s Egg Zeppelin. The set-up (easily the most elaborate of the night) consisted of just a small counter with food and a hot plate, and another small table with two chairs. That, it turned out, was all they needed to make the audience feel as if they were sitting in a greasy spoon off the highway.
The show was conceived from St. Pierre and his wife’s wish to open an actual diner back in the day. “And then I realized running a diner is actually a lot of really hard work,� said St. Pierre. “And because I do improv, I was looking for a show for myself to do and it just developed out of that.�
The performers definitely get the best from both worlds, as they cook a full all-day breakfast with every show, which they serve to their guests. Friday was no exception, as the smell of sizzling bacon made its way from the hot plate to the welcoming noses of every audience member.
Going off the audience suggestions of “poutine� and someone’s childhood story about falling through ice into the freezing water underneath, the show gave audience members’ smiling muscles a rigorous workout with the jokes sprinkled along the performers’ conversation, as they slipped easily into the roles of diner workers Dude and Man.
Improv is a hard thing to master, and it was astounding how Siddiqi and St. Pierre were able to keep the ball rolling, touching on everything from the language debate to the ridiculously high sugar content in a serving of Fruitopia. So what is it that draws comedians to this form?
“It’s the spontaneity of it, and it’s just whatever you say you’re responsible for right away,� said St. Pierre. “I think it’s an adrenaline rush.� - Concordian

"Our Q & A with Egg Zeppelin's Marcel St. Pierre"

Adam Ward | Comedy Uncovered | Dec 05, 2012
…serving up hot plates of remarkable improv is all in a day’s work… Egg Zeppelin has gained a domineering vantage above a host of Toronto improv shows… - Comedy Uncovered


Still working on that hot first release.




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.

GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED a who's who of Canadian Music talent including (but not limited to:)

Spookey Ruben
Maylee Todd
Bob Wiseman
Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies)
Raoul Bhaneja (Raoul & The Big Time)
Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players)
and many more!

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.)

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.

The show can be tailored to various lengths, but works best from 30 to 45 minutes... like slow-cooking, longer is better. It's a live stage mash-up about friendship that blends old-school horse sense with coffee and bacon and a ‘Whole Lotta Love’.