Life across the pond

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 March 2015

Reginald D Hunter.

Reginald D Hunter.


NOT much is off limits for three-time Perrier nominee Reginald D Hunter.

The south-eastern American is the youngest of nine children, and the 45-year-old has long fought for his corner, so never pulls punches in his hilarious, edgy comedic sets.

Now the master of satire and observational comedy is visiting Bristol’s Colston Hall in June with his latest tour, The Man Who Attempted To Do So Much As Such.

Originally a classically-trained theatre student, Hunter began his comedy career in unusual circumstances – taking on his first gig as a dare – but he never looked back after reaching the final of So You Think You’re Funny in 1998, and has gone on to become one of the hottest comics on the British circuit.

He has no issue in making his audience uncomfortable, occasionally courting controversy with jokes which can hit close to home, and drawing on his upbringing in the Deep South, he uses the contrast in his life across the pond as the makings of much of his comedy.

The show, on June 4, starts at 8pm.

Tickets, priced £23.65-25.80, are available from the box office on 08448 871500 or via

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