Edinburgh Comedy Nominees 2019
A veritable smorgasbord of comedy nominees (and the winner) for you to tuck into.
The triple Edinburgh Best Show nominee brings an anthology of his last four shows to Soho Theatre.
Kieran Hodgson: French Exchange (Mon 5 & Thu 8 Aug)
‘The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part One’
In 2003 a US-led coalition went to war with Iraq and Kieran Hodgson spent 10 days living with a very nice French family. Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Kieran Hodgson returns to the Fringe with his smash-hit show from 2014, a sweet and hilarious coming-of-age tale about the unforgettable school trip where he truly learnt the meaning of ‘croissants’, which is ‘crescents’. It’s the French one.
‘Elegant and impressive… really funny.’
Kieran Hodgson: Lance (Tue 6 & Fri 9 Aug)
‘The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Two’
In 2003 Lance Armstrong won his 5th Tour de France title, and a young boy in West Yorkshire believed in him. Now a character comedian, he (the boy) returns to the Fringe with this heartfelt and hilarious 2015 story of growing up, betrayal by professional athletes, and redemption. It’s the cycling one.
‘He’s a delight to watch, and every line of his script is wired for laughter.’
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro (Wed 7 & Sat 10 Aug)
‘The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Three’
In 2003 Kieran Hodgson heard the music of Gustav Mahler and decided to write a symphony. Sixteen years later he returned to the Fringe 2016 with this character comedy epic about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities. Plus a violin. It’s the classical music one.
‘Wonderfully – indeed, symphonically – funny.’
Kieran Hodgson: ’75 (Mon 29 Jul – Sat 3 Aug)
‘The Tales of Kieran Hodgson: Part Four’
Passion. Betrayal. Harold Wilson. Character comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with the epic and surprising tale of how Britain joined Europe in the first place. On a deeply personal quest for understanding, Kieran perfects a series of obsolete impressions and discovers that the 70s were about more than just Tiswas, the colour brown and words ‘let’s go on strike again’.
‘Ravishingly entertaining, informative, full of insight and plenty of laughs.’
'There’s a delicious perfectionism here to the writing, structure and delivery that puts most other shows to shame.’
‘Hodgson’s ample narrative, comic and performing skills combine in perfect harmony.’
‘Kieran Hodgson has here served up a one-man effort that lets his comedic talents roar as never before… Tour de France? Tour de force, more like.’