Monthly Archives: March 2012

Interview: Colin Hoult – Catching Up

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN MARCH 2012 FOR THE VELVET ONION

© Colin Hoult / Dawn Sedgwick Management

Colin Hoult is a busy man. With a number of his own projects at various stages of fruition, it seems Colin is a man who thrives on working overtime. “I’m definitely one for adding too much and then regretting it a little,” he explains, as we snatch a quick phone conversation in-between meetings for the various projects he’s under-taking. “It’s the story of my life! I’ve got a lot of things I want to try, and right now just feels like it’s a good time to do so.”

Hoult- Nottingham born, with a theatrical degree from Manchester Metropolitan University under his belt – has been steadily carving a career for himself as one of the hardest working comics on the circuit. An Edinburgh Festival veteran, his first show there was back in 2004, as part of double-act Colin & Fergus alongside fellow stand-up and actor Fergus Craig, whom he met at university. The duo returned for two more shows in 2005 and 2006, and worked together consistently until 2008, even touring New Zealand in a play about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Following this, Colin teamed up with David McNeil to create camp spy-spoof Zimbani, which again appeared in Edinburgh and had a pilot episode developed for digital channel Dave, featuring Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh.

Sadly, Zimbani’s televisual run never came to fruition, but there was no sign of stopping Colin Hoult – who by now had taken to Edinburgh with his own critically acclaimed solo shows: 2009’s Carnival Of Monsters and 2010’s The Enemy Of The World. These were followed by Inferno in 2011, and now Colin is morphing the trilogy into one streamlined hour of fantastical absurdity as part of The Udderbelly Festival on London’s Southbank in May. However, Hoult’s hectic schedule and eagerness to explore new avenues mean that, for the time being at least, this is a one-off performance.

© Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

“I think its more of a beginning than an end, really,” he explains. “For now, it’s probably a farewell to Edinburgh. The festival has been amazing to me and I wouldn’t do be doing anything without it, across the board. It’s a great place to develop, and now I want to take what I’ve got from there and turn it into a new thing. I’ve done the three Edinburgh shows that I always wanted to do, so I want to continue those with an ultimate best-of.”  Read the rest of this entry

Video: Downloading Noel’s Brain – The Making Of Luxury Comedy

In July 2011, myself and Paulyne Antoniou filmed behind the scenes material on the set of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy.  Our footage was unleashed in February 2012, once the embargo on the included clips was lifted, gaining over 21,000 hits to date.  Much of what we shot was later utilised by the team at production company Secret Peter for inclusion in their making of documentary for the official dvd release.  That dvd is available in Australia now, with a UK release expected in December 2013.

CREDITS

Interviewer, Off-Line Assistant Editor, Graphics, Producer, Director
  • Paul Holmes
Camera, Editor, Grading, Producer, Director
  • Paulyne Antoniou
On Set Assistant, Associate Producer, Photographer
  • Lauren Taylor
Post Production Supervisor
  • Rachel Emms
Associate Producers
  • Helen Cowlyn
  • Becky Johnson
  • Agata Nowakowska
  • Ashley Silverstein
  • Teresa Whelan
Executive Producers For Secret Peter
  • Isibeal Ballance
  • Noel Fielding
Executive Producer For Channel 4
  • Greta Wallace
Thanks To
  • Dave Brown
  • Zoe Caldwell
  • Christine Cant
  • Nigel Coan
  • Mike Fielding
  • Rich Fulcher
  • Tom Meeten
  • Kim Noble
  • Joey Page
Extra Thanks To
  • Rich Media/Dynamis
Music
  • Pogo