Figgy Pudding
Written & Performed by Jimmy Hogg
Jimmy Hogg - Toronto, ON
 www.jimmyhogg.com
V.13 - School of Contemporary Dancers 
The award-winning British comedian, storyteller and Fringe favourite Jimmy Hogg (Curriculum Vitae, A Brief History of Petty Crime) returns with tales of Christmastime - Santaphobia, Trivial Pursuit and drunken parents. BEST OF FRINGE: Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Minnesota, San Francisco, Ottawa, Boulder, Victoria.

"Dickens would love this guy." - Orlando Sentinel
"Charming, hilarious, remarkably energetic." - The Torontoist
"Hogg is irresistibly charming, enthusiastic and adorable - a gifted physical performer." - nytheatre.com

Cast:
Jimmy Hogg

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Mild language
Wed July 19 10:00 PM
Fri July 21 7:30 PM
Sat July 22 12:00 PM
Mon July 24 7:15 PM
Wed July 26 2:15 PM
Thu July 27 12:45 PM
Fri July 28 11:00 PM
Sat July 29 5:30 PM

Figgy Pudding

Jimmy Hogg—School of Contemporary Dancers

If you had not already guessed from the title, this is a show about Christmas. When I walked in, the pre-show music was playing my favourite Christmas song, Slade’s “Merry Christmas, Everybody.” But that’s not important right now.

Jimmy Hogg onstage is a little like a cross between Keith Moon’s energy and Buster Keaton’s physicality. He really inhabits his material, and his material is both funny and heartwarming. As you might have guessed already, I loved this show. (And if you are not familial with Slade’s Christmas song, it’s on YouTube.)

Kevin Campbell


Figgy Pudding

Jimmy Hogg—School of Contemporary Dancers

Jimmy reminds me of a more verbal Rowan Atkinson, with his expressive facial and body movements. This play explores life growing up in the Hogg family; and especially their Christmas traditions. Thus the title, with figgy pudding being a British holiday standard. He makes fun of his family; his poor parents in particular. I felt like a guest at the family’s holiday. He performs the entire play barefoot in his pajamas; a good choice to foster intimacy. It was a very enjoyable romp and I would recommend you join him.

Lisa Campbell