Fri 10th Jul 2020 at 8:00pm ends 9:00pm
Character, Stand-Up Comedy
NextUp Comedy presents:
Well known on the comedy circuit as one of the UK’s best character comedians as Anna Mann, Colin Hoult’s live shows have received a loyal following and great critical acclaim. A creative machine, Colin nurtured his cult following, performing a new live show every year at the Edinburgh Festival between 2009 – 2011. His first, Carnival of Monsters, an original tragi-comic character sketch show presided over by a sinister Ringmaster, was hailed for it’s fun and frenetic escapism, and was later picked up by the BBC who broadcast a two series version for Radio.
Nominated for Best sketch or Character Act at the 2010 Chortle awards, Colin Hoult’s TV credits include being a regular in Russell Howard’s Good News for BBC Three, Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder for ITV and working with Ricky Gervais in Derek (ITV) and Lifes Too Short (BBC). He is also known for being one half of the double act Colin and Fergus, and proud winners of the prestigious Writers Guild Award for Comedy.
★★★★★-Short Com, ★★★★★-New European, ★★★★-Broadway Baby
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
I get why audience microphones were encouraged to be switched on, but I don't need to hear other people chewing. The constant audience interjection (which seemed to mainly be friends of the organisers?) was unfunny, intrusive, and wasted about 20 minutes out of a one-hour show. It made the experience feel like being on the outside of a smug high-school clique with in-jokes. I could pay less than 9 pounds to sit in a pub and listen to the conversations on the next table and have just about the same amount of fun. I was so incredibly disappointed because I love Jess and Hench was the funniest thing I'd seen for years. This was rubbish though, through no fault of Jess herself.
Review left at 3:16pm on Wed 8th Jul 2020