WINNER-PERRIER AWARD-BEST NEWCOMER-2004
Chippenham"s finest and a unique voice on the stand-up circuit
Wil Hodgson is fast establishing himself on the stand-up circuit as an original and unique voice. A former professional wrestler, Wil turned to stand-up a couple of years ago and hasn"t looked back. Spinning hilarious and memorable yarns of bizarre West Country rednecks, care bears and big women, Wil is already a firm favourite with comedy promoters and audiences and is set to become a big name in the world of stand-up.
"attitude in spades
a talented raconteur" - chortle.co.uk
"Hodgson"s strength is his ability to weave a story that engages you completely
he"s a skilful comic storyteller" - BBC Radio 7
"genius" - Russell Howard
"certainly pulls no punches
searing stage presence, spitting with venom - you"d think he"d been in the game years" - XS Malarkey
"mainstream he"s not
captivating he is" - Kill For A Seat Comedy
Regular appearances at or for:
Banana Cabaret (London)
Creased Up Comedy (nationwide)
CK Productions (agency)
Comedy Café (London)
Comedy Junction (Sutton Coldfield)
Comedy Kav (Birmingham)
Comedy Store (Manchester)
Fits n Giggles (West Country)
Frog & Bucket (Manchester)
Funny Bones Comedy (north-east)
Just The Tonic (Nottingham)
Kill For A Seat Comedy (agency)
Laughing Horse (nationwide)
Mirth Control (nationwide)
2001 - BBC New Comedy Awards semi-finalist
2003 - Part of the Amused Moose Comedy Hot Starlets showcase.
Also appeared in John Oliver"s eponymous solo show.
2004 - debut solo show, "The Passion of the Hodgson", at the Holyrood Tavern.
Part of the Big Value Early Show, also featuring Hils Barker, Seymour Mace and Mark Olver.
TV, Radio & Press
I Can"t Stop Losing My Cool (BBC3); The Salon (Channel 4); Stand-Up Britain (ITV); New Comedy Awards (BBC); Spanking New (BBC7)