Comedian Craig coming to town
Answer the phone to Craig Hill and you are never quite sure what you will get.
In this case, it is him bellowing a Gloria Estefan song down the line.
“You know those days when you get a song stuck in your head?”, he offers by way of explanation.
“I’m like that today. So I’m singing as I go along.”
One of Scotland’s most popular comedians, Craig is returning to Rutherglen this Friday, October 13.
He is typically mischievous and cheerful to talk to, and is looking forward to returning to the town hall, which has become a regular venue on his tours.
“They did such a good makeover of the place, and I’ve been coming to it for a few years now.
“As long as people keep turning up in the right mood for a show then I’ll keep coming back.
“It’s quite an unusual venue because it’s not a traditional theatre as such, but you learn different ways to make it work.”
Just do not be too late arriving to the show...
“I can always see them sneaking in the back,” he chuckles.
“I like comedy that’s on the spot, where you can play around with things.
“You get a lot of comedy trying to guess based on what you hear from people nearer the back of the theatre rather than what you see at the front.
“I’d feel too restricted if the whole show was coming off a script.”
The funnyman has been typically busy this year, performing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August and across Europe.
He also found himself at the famed Glastonbury festival earlier this year, performing at 1am.
“I was really chuffed by that,” he says.
“It was much more chilled and warm than I was expecting.
“Everyone was lying down but the bands had finished for the night so more people were coming in as it went along.
“They were up for it and it was a good show, more like a carnival than a music festival - and we were lucky enough to get good weather too.”
Craig’s latest tour, Someone’s Gonna Get Kilt, will look over his antics over the past year.
“I just like to talk about things that have happened to me, from the differences between Australians and Scottish people to touring around Europe.”
It will be at the Town Hall on Friday and the show starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £14.50 or £11 for concessions.
They are available through the venue on the night, by visiting www. sllcboxoffice.co.uk or by calling 0141 613 5700.