Since his first UK comedy gig twenty-one years ago Georgia-born Reginald D Hunter’s searingly honest observations both onstage and on TV and Radio have garnered him a cross-generational fan base.
During that time he has become one of the Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on the most diverse range of subjects. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.
He reached the final of So You Think You Are Funny in 1998 during his first visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer in 2002 for his debut full-length show I Am What I Am. He was then nominated for The Edinburgh Comedy Awards main prize in 2003 for White Woman and 2004 for A Mystery Wrapped In A Nigga.
In 2006 he won the Writers’ Guild Award for Comedy for his show Pride and Prejudice and Niggas.
His TV appearances have included Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and Have I Got News For You? He also filmed two series of the BBC2’s hugely popular Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South & Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of The Border, documenting Reginald’s epic road trip through 150 years of American popular song.
Reginald regularly tours the UK and Ireland and he has been seen by audiences around the world from America to Australia.
His highly popular debut DVD – Reginald D Hunter Live – was one of the top sellers in the DVD comedy charts as was his follow up DVD – Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst of Crackers.
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Filmed Live at The Lowry, the spectacular waterfront theatre in Salford Quays, Reginald D. Hunter In the Midst of Crackers showcases his unique, unpredictable and bound-pushing stand-up, making it clear that he has firmly cemented himself as one of the UK comedy industry's best. As frank, honest and cutting-edge as ever, Reginald D. Hunter tackles subjects only the bravest of comedians will touch, so prepare yourself for a feast of shockingly controversial, yet searingly honest and brilliantly intelligent stand-up.
Recorded live at two sell-out shows from London's iconic HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Reginald D Hunter Live features outstanding material from the cutting-edge stand-up comedian. In the Twelve years since he began performing, Reginald D Hunter has become one of the UK comedy industry's best-known and most distinctive performers. His is often brutally honest, frequently controversial but always meticulously measured and hilarious!
"It is rare for comedy to be so resonant and moving"
"Hunter is a gifted story teller... he has the audience in the palm of his hand with his surprisingly gentle tone and clever turn of phrase."
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"A cerebral comedian with every performative grace in his back pocket"
- The Guardian ★★★★★
"I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong"
- London Is Funny [03/05/15]
"The British really reward cleverness"
- The Telegraph [08/08/15]
"For the first few weeks after Trump got elected, I felt depressed"
- Examiner Live [25/05/17]
"I've saved lives on many occasions"
- The Guardian [02/08/19]
"Both America and Britain have lost their minds"
- Evening Standard [23/04/19]