2 August 2008

Will Hodgson - Chippenham on My Shoulder

Will Hodgson has a very unique appearance but yet a diametrically opposed performance. Monotone and standing still in front of the mike, he delivers his stories without pausing for breath. I've seen Will do 15 minutes before and I laughed quite hard however over this hour his stories were too heavy on personal details and too lite on big laughs. He clearly has talent and that has previously be recognised by his Perrier Best Newcomer Award but I think he needs to add a little bit more to his performance and add a few more gags in. I was crying out inside for him to move a bit and work the stage and audience, but it seems, sadly, that is not his style. A stronger show and he can get away with that decision. 7 out of 10.