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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