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Colin Hoult – Characthorse (James Grant Comedy and Supporting Wall)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

Bounding around the stage in multiple and rapidly changing characters, any audience member could be forgiven for thinking Colin Hoult was slightly insane. Truly this is a comedian who will have the Marmite effect on fringe goers, but thankfully, this reviewer found the entire routine hilarious. Taking us by the hand (quite literally) Hoult delves into his childhood imagination and the resulting material never fails to intrigue and entertain. Fans of the obscure, and Jim Carrey style comedy, will have aching sides at the end of this routine. Those who strictly prefer more conventional comedy might be slightly too confused to really enjoy Hoult’s performance, but one thing’s for sure, no one will ever be bored watching him. Unlike any other stand-up at the Fringe; Hoult’s uncompromising insanity makes for a memorable experience.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rory Morgan]