Jimmy Hogg: Figgy PuddingChristmas traditions are something almost everyone (even this secular Jew) can relate to, but the holidays were a little different for a Santaphobic young Hogg; rather than milk and cookies, his family left Father Christmas mince pie and sherry, so Hogg simply assumed St. Nick was a problem drinker like his parents. His free-association monologue makes tenuous connections between a catalog of comic memories, all revolving around the awe and terror that Xmas can inspire. If you ever desperately wanted He-Man's Castle Greyskull playset but got an off-brand knockoff instead, or pretended you were actually playing the demonstration mode on your Casio keyboard, you'll identify with Hogg's hysterically hyperactive holiday tales.
Jimmy Hogg - Toronto, ON, Canada
5 DATES THROUGH MAY 23, 2016
Length: 60 Min
Price: $11 (Disc: FA|FV)
Rating: 13 & Up – Mature Themes, Explicit Language
The structure of Hogg's brand-new script is still somewhat a work-in-progress, but as it morphs from a wacky Christmas comedy to a portrait of his parents' alcohol dependency, it deepens into some of this award-winning performer's best work. Jimmy Hogg says that as a child, unwrapping a present was a pleasure in of itself; Figgy Pudding is a Christmas gift that fans of funny one-man Fringe shows will want to tear into.