Nicholas Parson’s Happy Hour: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2012
AJ Bell’s Fringe on Friday: In Support of The Edinburgh Fringe: Online: 2020
Headliners Comedy Club: George IV pub, Chiswick, London, 2021
Extremely camp Scottish comedian Craig Hill appeared as a guest at Nicholas Parson’s Happy Hour that I saw at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012. Hill’s act is filled with obscene yet cheerful filth however his appearance on Happy Hour was reserved for the teatime festival audience.
In August 2020, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe should have been taking place for three and half weeks. Because of the Coronavirus epidemic, the Fringe was cancelled for the first time in its seventy-three-year history and the creative arts industry, including comedians, suffered badly as a result. Undeterred, the EdFringe website featured several projects to provide support for Fringe acts and to keep the spirit of the Fringe alive. One such project throughout August was Fringe on Friday – an online show featuring Fringe acts and sponsored by innovative investment platforms and stockbroker, AJ Bell.
Scottish comedians Hill and Daniel Sloss talked about their newly planned Fringe shows at the Fringe on Friday only that I watched in August 2020.
Hill was a guest for Headliners Comedy Club live in October 2021. The outrageous comedian bounded onto the stage and started his routine by dancing wildly to Madonna’s Hung Up dressed in a blue kilt and shirt. He then effortlessly made the crowd laugh out loud with very suggestive innuendo and routines involving trying to get off with members of the audience and his experiences growing up in Scotland. He was very entertaining.