Holmfirth-born comedian Kieran Hodgson heads to Yorkshire this week on UK tour

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Kieran Hodgson is “between trains” when we catch up over the phone and he is in an upbeat mood. As well he might be – he had a hugely successful summer at the Fringe where his show Big in Scotland garnered rave reviews plus a nomination (his fourth) for best show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, followed by a sell-out run at London’s Soho Theatre.

this week. The acclaimed actor, comedian and writer, who was born and raised in Holmfirth, has been delighted with the response to Big in

to the weekly Staying In newsletter. What to watch, what to listen to and what to read if you're staying in.Did you know with a Digital subscription to Yorkshire Post, you can get access to all of our premium content, as well as benefiting from fewer ads, loyalty rewards and much more.. The show explores themes of identity and belonging and the notion of what it means to be an almost immigrant in a country that is very familiar yet feels quite different.

During lockdown Hodgson started creating online parody versions of TV series that we were all watching at the time including, Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit. With spot-on impersonations and inventive use of minimal props – a scarf, a pair of glasses, a hat, a mug – he created superb spoofs, condensing entire series into a few minutes and they quickly went viral. “Necessity really is the mother of invention especially in an unsubsidized section of the arts such as comedy,” he says.

Comedian Kieran Hodgson brings his show Big In Scotland to Yorkshire this week, with shows in Bradford, York and Selby.

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