Colin Hoult

Colin Hoult

Nominated for best sketch or character act at the 2010 Chortle awards, Colin Hoult's TV credits include being a regular in Russell Howard’s Good News for BBC Three and Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder for ITV1.

He has appeared in Laura, Ben and Him (ITV2), on Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1) and The Charlotte Church Show (Channel 4); while radio credits include Nick Mohammed In Bits, Rudy’s Rare Records, Buy Me Up TV and Recorded for Training Purposes.

Colin is one half of the double act Colin and Fergus, who have written and performed in two series of Colin and Fergus' Digi-Radio for BBC7 and a BBC Radio 2 special, Theatre Group with Peter and Sarah. They were regulars in the second series of Comedy Shuffle for BBC Three and staged three shows at the Edinburgh festival. They are also the winners of the Writer's Guild Award

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Sky orders shorts from up-and-coming comics

To be introduced by Romesh Ranganathan

Sky has commissioned a series of ten comedy shorts in which Romesh Ranganathan will introduce some of Britain’s best up-and-coming comedians.

 Those taking part in Romesh Presents… are

  1.   Ellie Taylor
  2.   Nigel Ng
  3.   Austentatious stars Rachel Parris, Cariad Lloyd and Graham Dickson
  4.   Amelia Dimoldenberg of the hit YouTube channel Chicken Shop Date
  5.   Kiri Pritchard-McLean
  6.   Rosie Jones
  7.   Darren Harriott
  8.   Luke McQueen
  9.   London Hughes
  10.   Colin Hoult as his outrageous actress character Anna Mann

Each 15-minute short will be tailored to the individual comedian, with formats including a studio clip show and a comedic documentary. The shorts will be available on demand, rather than broadcast, but under the Sky One banner. 

They are being made by Ranga Bee, the production company  Ranganathan runs with director Benjamin Green, along with CPL Productions – which makes League Of Their Own. The two companies also made the second series of  Ranganathan’s Sky One sitcom the Reluctant Landlord. 

In a statement, Ranganathan and Green said: ‘We are delighted that Sky is trusting us to work with some of the most exciting comics in the UK. We will do our best to not end their promising careers.’

Phil Edgar-Jones, Sky’s head of entertainment, added: ‘Romesh Ranganathan is at the very forefront of comedy in the UK and we are delighted he’s curating this series of short-form shows for us – all showcasing some of the best comic talent in the UK. Bite-sized treats for everyone to enjoy.’

The shorts are expected to be available this autumn.

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Published: 6 Sep 2019


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2004

Colin & Fergus

Edinburgh Fringe 2005

Colin & Fergus

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Colin & Fergus: Rutherford Lodge

Edinburgh Fringe 2008


Edinburgh Fringe 2010

Colin Hoult: Enemy Of The World

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Colin Hoult's Inferno

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Colin Hoult: Characthorse

Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann


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