Co­me­dian Craig com­ing to town

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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.

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