Wil Hodgson

Wil Hodgson

Wil Hodgson (born 1978 in Bath) is an English stand-up comedian. He has lived in Chippenham his whole life and began performing comedy in early 2001. Prior to this he had worked part time as a lecturer at Wiltshire College and had a stint training to be a wrestler during which he partcipated in 30 man "Battle Royals".

Hodgson is known for his fast almost monotone delivery which along with his bizarre persona has been known to divide audiences. He is also known for his bright pink mohican and his love of 80s girl toys such as Care Bears and My Little Pony. Hodgson is also known for his material on women's bodies which he claims to be nature's greatest invention. Hodgson is known for his dislike of size zero models and airbrushed photos, expressing a preference for magazines such as Readers Wives and for larger female celebrities such as Fern Britton and Liza Tarbuck. Hodgson preaches a bizarre kind of pseudo feminism and has sometimes claimed to hate all males, he is known for his admiration of lesbians and has been known in the past to express sympathy for radical feminists such as SCUM manifesto author Valerie Solanas

Hodgson was a member of the Socialist Workers Party and the Anti Nazi League whilst a student at the University of Luton but claims to have no specific political allegiance besides his hardline stance against racism, sexism and homophobia

Hodgson's Edinburgh Festival shows have largely consisted of stand up material about his lifestyle and opinions combined with lengthy monologues about "The Red Team" a possibly fictional primary school sports day team made up of outcasts and misfits and their daily battles with the bullying "Green Team"

Hodgson is a highly articulate comedian whose material tends towards autobiography rather than straight observation.

In 2004 he won a Perrier Award for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Live Credits

  • 2007 Straight Outta Chippenham (Five star review from www.chortle.co.uk)
  • 2006 The Wil Hodgson Holiday Special
  • 2005 Good Wil Hodgson
  • 2004 The Passion Of The Hodgson
  • 2003 guested as a Stuck-in-the-Mud player with John Oliver

He supported Ian Cognito on his national tour in 2005 He began his own national tour in January 2007

External links

|* Official site

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