Hunter is an unassuming comedian; provocative, raw, fresh and funny, with his own unique blend of wry humour. The Times called him “comically astute, rewardingly provocative”.
Reginald D Hunter is an American born comic who has been residing in the United Kingdom (UK) since the age of 27, when the classically trained theatre student did his first stand-up performance on a dare. That experience derailed his studies at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Reginald shifted from acting to stand-up comedy.
Born in 1969 in Albany, Georgia, his early life experiences as a boy growing up in the Deep South influenced his work. These experiences are now sharply contrasted with his life as an American black man in England. Global politics, the cultural variances from both sides of the pond, sex and relationships all provide fodder for his muse.
Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industry’s most distinctive and best known performers. In November 2011, Reginald released his first DVD Live, recorded at two sell-out shows from London’s iconic Hammersmith Apollo earlier that year. He supported that release with a wildly successful tour throughout the UK that was extended with an encore tour in early 2012.
The Edinburgh Comedy Awards, formerly the Perrier Comedy Awards, are presented to the best shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Reginald is one of the few performers to be nominated for the highly coveted main Perrier Award for three consecutive years (2002-2004). His work is brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured. At the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival he was a finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny Competition.
Reginald has also been a popular guest on many of the UK’s best-loved TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, QI, It’s Only A Theory, 8 Out of 10 Cats and has also appeared on the radio comedy show The Unbelievable Truth.
Phil Harrison, programme manager at The Grand Theatre said:
“We are delighted to see the return of Reginald D Hunter to The Grand Theatre. We are all looking forward to seeing him again at The Grand in June.”
For further information on Reginald D Hunter please visit www.reginalddhunter.com
You can see In the Midst of Crackers on 16 June at 8pm. Tickets cost £21.00 and can be booked via The Grand Theatre’s website. Alternatively, call the Box Office on 01253 74 33 39. Booking and transaction fees apply.
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