Wil Hodgson (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

Wil Hodgson

In his sixth visit to the Fringe, the nicest pink-haired ex-punk on earth entertains with tales from his chiaroscuro existence in Chippenham. Stories of his characterful drinking buddies, encounters with stripling bigots and bittersweet nostalgia are filtered through Hodgson’s indefatigably optimistic lens, which is his ultimate downfall. Sometimes his spin on misery is so positive it hobbles the humour.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug, 8.20pm, £9.50–£12.50 (£8–£11).

Wil Hodgson: Punk Folk Tales

  • 3 stars

Chippenham's punk storyteller and Perrier Award winner returns. As heard on BBC Radio 4. 'The light at the end of the tunnel for British comedy' (Mark Thomas). 'Genius' (Russell Howard). 'Absolutely captivating' (Scotsman).