Craig Hill

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Scottish comedian and performer Craig Hill made a name for himself with a myriad of successful shows at Edinburgh's famous Fringe Festival roughly ten years running. Winning his first bit of praise for…
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Scottish comedian and performer Craig Hill made a name for himself with a myriad of successful shows at Edinburgh's famous Fringe Festival roughly ten years running. Winning his first bit of praise for his skills at a talent competition at the age of ten, Hill went on to study drama at Queen Margaret College, graduating in 1994. Initially poised to become an actor, he was ‘nudged' into stand-up comedy in 1998, and scored a lead role in the Grassmarket Project's Mad at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 1997 and 1998. From there, he gave his first solo show a year later at the festival. Entitled Craig Hill's Alive With the Sound of Music, Hill became a crowd favorite and critical smash. From then on out, Hill returned every year with a new show, and new successes. 2002 was to see Hill present his first series for BBC Radio Scotland, Craig Hill's Passionate Encounters, and a month later, in April, Hill was invited -- by the Scottish Arts Council -- to perform at its New York City showcase. Television wasn't immune to Mr. Hill's charms either, as he was a star performer in the BBC Scotland (and eventually a BBC 2) program, Live Floor Show from 2002-2004. He continued to take his unique, irreverent, camp act on the road, playing well-received shows, as well as making a number of further miscellaneous television appearances.