Hogg, a frenetic speed-talker with a British accent, works as fast as he speaks. He writes quickly and thinks quickly, and once hes up on stage, hold on to your seats, because youre going to have to listen quickly. I tend to be very physical on stage pacing back and forth, interweaving several stories, taking off on tangents, Hogg says. Its not so much about what Im talking about, but how Im telling the story. And a storyteller he is: Lauded for his quick-cut style of following a basic (and mostly truthful) plot, he induces not only laughter, but universal understanding which, after all, is the most any performer can hope to evoke. The point isnt so much about sex as it is about becoming an adult, he says of Virgin, and thats where everyman comes comfortably into the picture.
Virgin opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, 15th Street and Broadway on the CU-Boulder campus, and runs through August 22; admission is $10 to $15. Go to www.boulderfringe.com for additional showtimes and tickets.
Fri., Aug. 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 15, 6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 16, 6 p.m.; Tue., Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 22, 6 p.m., 2009