It’s unusual to find Craig Hill at a loss for words.
But a Glasgow-born comedian who regularly sells festivals. Scotland And abroad is finally playing its “dream” venue in the city – and it’s silent.
“I can’t believe it,” he seems a little upset at last.
“I always wanted to be visible. Stage In the pavilion, it’s like a passing ceremony for any glass vase, isn’t it? I think Glasgow Times readers will understand what I mean. It is a famous and respected place in the city.
He adds: “I am delighted to be following in the footsteps of so many great artists – Billy Connolly, Stanley Baxter. History Here
“It’s really weird to think that the audience is backing away from the seats that people have been sitting on for more than 100 years.”
He jokes: “And this is an audience that will get every word – I don’t have to edit a single thing. What I like to do in front of people. ”
Craig is bringing his best-selling Edinburgh Festival franchise pumped! Pavilion on October 1
This is her first flick in the city since the Glasgow Comedy Festival, and the lockdown before and after the epidemic stopped her live performances on the tracks.
“Before Edinburgh, people kept asking me, oh how are you going to do this, performing back after not doing it for 18 months, would you be ready, would you really panic?” He explains
“It’s weird, I don’t feel that way at all.
“I’m more excited than ever because that’s what I like to do, and it was taken from me. I want to go back from there, I’m anxious to do it, so instead of panicking, I All the guns are burning.
He laughs and adds, “Locked home after 18 months? Are you negotiating?”
As an entertainer you have a natural desire to have fun, this energy – and where did it all go? Getting out on stage would be tantamount to hitting the match.
Craig says he wants “Glasgow Peter”.
“I know the audience in the pavilion will come,” he smiled.
“The last time I played City, I was talking to a woman in the front row who was very curved and a man sitting in the back asked her if she wanted a date.”
Craig laughed and said: “He was from Rio, so, as a flash, he shouted, ‘Nine, son, ah already Brazilian.’
Behind the scenes in the pavilion, as he prepares to blink, Craig returns to his love from the venue.
“We all got on the bus to Panto, me and family, aunts, uncles, cousins - it was a real treat,” he says.
“The shows were crazy. I liked it. Then coming out in the dark, counting the Christmas trees in the windows on the way home – it’s all left in my head.
“For most kids, this is their first experience of the Pento Theater. I love the theater – the locations are incredible, waiting for you to go under the lights – it’s magical.
Craig added: “I knew when the coveted, and things started to close, the theaters would be the last to come back. Theaters are where I play, so I knew it was going to be a long road. Lockdown wasn’t too difficult for me, I was lucky.
He adds with a laugh, “And now that we’re back, the audience is great. The French audience was very ready – especially for the comedy. You can feel the excitement from the stage.
“And places are incredibly safe, which is important. I think everyone thinks that at the beginning of all this reopening, it won’t take long to reopen, and no one wants that.
Craig, who grew up in East Kill Bride, was a hairdresser before he stood up, and since his first frenzy in 1999, every run has ended.
He has performed at Australian comedy festivals for more than 15 years, took to the stage at the London Palladium and was the UK ambassador for the 2015 Montreux Comedy Festival’s Jock Nation competition.
He is a good face on television and in 2017 he started Glastonbury, Valle Boot, Cult and Sub. Pumped! The classic is Craig Hill, full of gigs, Music, A little dance and a little risk audience participation.
“You don’t want to talk about Cowade, but I talk about my life and how can I do that and not mention the last year and a half?” they say.
“I will never shed light on this, but I have been trying for months to find some funny aspects of being stuck in your house.
“So I do a song called It’s Time to Start Daim Hair, and there’s a tribute to Olivia Newton-John Astrazenica – something like that.”
He smiled: “And there’s a joke about applauding the nurses. I couldn’t help myself.”
Craig Hill is the pump! In the pavilion on October 1. Visit the theater’s website for tickets and more information.