Colin Hoult

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Colin Hoult (born 15 May 1979, in Nottingham, England) is a comedy actor/writer in television, radio and theatre. He studied at Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.

His recent television work includes Russell Howard's Good News (BBC Three, 2009), Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV1, 2009), Angelo's (Five, 2007), Edinburgh and Beyond (Paramount Comedy Channel, 2007),[1] Comedy Shuffle (BBC Three, 2007), The Charlotte Church Show (Channel 4, 2006) and Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1).

Hoult had a recurring role in series 5 of Being Human in 2013. In the same year he appeared as a life coach in the BBC's Life's Too Short Easter Special starring Warwick Davis, written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Hoult's radio work includes House on Fire (BBC Radio 4, 2010), Out to Lunch (BBC Radio 2, 2008), Rudy's Rare Records (BBC Radio 4), Agatha Christie's Crooked House (BBC Radio 4)), Colin and Fergus's Digi Radio (BBC Radio 7), Buy Me Up (BBC Radio 2), Regressed (BBC Radio 4), 28 Acts In 28 Minutes (BBC Radio 4), The Milk Run (BBC Radio 1), Nick Mohammed in Bits, and Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (BBC Radio 4, 2013).

Theatre credits include Come Again with Pete and Dud (Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005, London's West End and then a tour of New Zealand), and Zimbani (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008) with David James McNeil and Claire Warde.

Hoult is a regular performer on the London comedy circuit with actor/stand-up comic Fergus Craig in the double act Colin and Fergus. They performed three shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe between 2004 and 2006: Colin & Fergus, Colin & Fergus 2 and Rutherford Lodge. In 2004 they won the Writers Guild Award for Comedy at the festival.

Hoult performed his own show, Carnival of Monsters, at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival. The show was directed by Stephen Evans and also featured Evans, Zoe Gardner and Dan Snelgrove.[2] He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010[3] for his second solo show, Enemy of the World, using the same actors and production team as the previous year. At the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Coult performed his third solo outing, Inferno. This show featured Gardner and Snelgrove and was directed by Kat Hoult.[4]

As of 2014, Hoult is appearing in Ricky Gervais' show Derek as Geoff.

In 2015, Hoult appeared as various characters in ITV2's sketch/prank show Glitchy.


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