COLIN HOULT IS one of the UK's finest character comedians 

His multi-character shows continually win huge acclaim and his most recent, ANNA MANN: A SKETCH SHOW FOR DEPRESSIVES (2016) and HOW WE STOP THE FASCISTS (2017), have been regarded as some of the most original and joyful shows at the Edinburgh Festival, both being in the top ten best reviewed shows of their respective years.

Colin appears regularly on television and radio and is known for working with Ricky Gervais as Bryan in Life's Too Short (BBC2) and Geoff in Derek (Channel 4). He is also known as geeky vampire Crumb, from Being Human (BBC3) and for playing various roles in the hit comedy Murder in Successville (BBC3), including Ian McKellen, David Tennant, and Piers Morgan. He has also appeared in Count Arthur Strong, PorridgeRed Dwarf, Nurse, Revolting, Drunk History, Benidorm, Russell Howard's Good News, and many more. 

Colin has written and performed in four series for radio based off his live material and characters; Colin Hoult's Carnival of Monsters (BBC Radio 4) and Colin and Fergus' Digi Radio (BBC Radio 7).

He started in comedy performing in double act Colin and Fergus with Fergus Craig before creating his own solo character shows Carnival of Monsters (2009), Enemy of the World (2010), Inferno (2011) and Characthorse (2013).

Colin is currently developing a number of television projects based on his various characters. On the live circuit he can mainly be spotted as Anna Mann, star of stage and screen. Having just finished a run at the Soho Theatre and appearing on The Russell Howard Hour and her own Sky Arts short, Anna is about to go on a tour of the UK with her 2017 show How We Stop The Fascists. 

Photography by Ed Moore.


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