Punk-folk storyteller, Perrier Best Newcomer Winner and cult favourite as seen on 'Russell Howard's Good News', supporting Mark Thomas on tour and as heard on Radio 4's 'Wil Hodgson - Straight Outta Chippenham' returns for a laid back afternoon affair with tales of childhood fears, his life as a collector and half-baked ideas for 80s cartoons. 'A wonderful, rolling, easy to listen to, hour-long masterpiece of the minutiae of life' (Scotsman); 'A natural storyteller, an engaging and eloquent speaker' (Stage); 'Genius' (Russell Howard); 'The light at the end of the British Comedy tunnel' (Mark Thomas).
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Everyone's favourite Care Bear loving retro-obsessive ex wrestling West Country pink punk comic Wil Hodgson brings his 6th Fringe solo show, aptly named Punkanory, to Edinburgh's newest and hottest venue; Just the Tonic at the Caves.
Favouring his now-famous autobiographical monologue-esque style, Wil delves into his collections of books, comics, toys, records and assorted pop culture memorabilia, his childhood fears, badly advised gigs, and his unexplained lack of space.
Winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award several years ago converted Wil into a firm favourite with comedians and audiences alike. He was rapidly renowned as one of the most original comics on the circuit and soon became a regular at all the major comedy clubs in Britain. He has supported Ian Cognito and Mark Thomas on tour, performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, played druid festivals, punk festivals and music festivals, appeared on The Salon and The Morning After Show (both for Channel 4), Stand Up Britain (ITV), Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount) and most recently Russel Howard's Good News BBC3) and has featured on various radio programmes from Political Animal to The Milk Run (both for BBC Radio)