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Hodder’s purposely twitchy, nervous approach to his set slowly reels the audiences in, familiarizing them to his world where things with nuts in them will almost certainly contain nuts and weights from Argos are difficult to carry. He creates energy in the room with clean observations, sacrificed to surreal deconstructions. Like the others, he constantly riffs on the tension that he is a comedian onstage saying funny things. This awareness is not post-modern waffle, it approaches an artificial situation and makes it comfortable by highlighting the mechanics between the relationship of audience and comedian. Using tension and release seems to be the thread that unifies them all and Hodder is the most skilful performer at this.

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Nick Hodder is an Argentine guerrilla leader, military theorist, stand-up comedian, physician, author, domino rally champion and model railway enthusiast. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his bespectacled image has become a synonymous with concepts of popular rebellion and unpopular stand-up comedy. In 2011 nick was knocked unconscious by a dry martini and lemonade, hurled by an angry comedy club patron. This resulted in a bout of amnesia, and a lot of confusion in Nick's own mind as to whether or not he was a struggling stand-up comedian, or actually the reincarnation of the long dead Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara. There is no evidence to support this theory. He can't even grow a beard.


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