Craig Hill - a ‘laugh til it hurts’ show

Scottish stand-up comic Craig Hillat the Assembly Rooms for the opening of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2002.
Scottish stand-up comic Craig Hillat the Assembly Rooms for the opening of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2002.

Craig Hill,

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.

It doesn’t matter how often you see Craig Hill on stage - you still laugh until it hurts.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline.

It doesn’t matter how often you see Craig Hill on stage - you still laugh yourself silly.

And there is clearly something about a Fife audience that brings out the best in him.

Carnegie Hall on Saturday saw him devote the entire first half and most of the second to drawing humour simply from his chat with the audience.

From the front row to the back of the balcony, he had multiple conversations spinning, and, once more, the Dunfermline audience didn’t let him down with some moments of pure comedy gold. At times they were even heckling each other as the show veered off in all manner of directions, with Hill always pulling it back to where he wanted it to go.

Fantastic, laugh-out-loud-til-it-hurts comedy - and that applies no matter how ever often you see him.

As always his exit was wonderful - a mock diva-ish charge through the stalls with arms outstretched.

In truth he was racing to be first to the door to say goodnight to the audience.

It’s safe to say many who saw him on Saturday will be there when re returns to the Adam Smith Theatre on January 24.

If you haven’t seen him before, treat yourself to a seat, but maybe not in the front row!

>> For ticket details for Craig Hill’s next Fife show, visit www.onfife.com