Comedian Reginald D Hunter comes to Peterborough
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American born comedian Reginald D Hunter, 46, comes to the Cresset Theatre at Peterborough next month as part of a 45 date tour.
Described by the Independent as a: “Dangerously funny man he keeps skilfully steering the audience into morally challenging territory,” the show, called The Man Who Attempted To Do Too Much As Such ,is on Wednesday June 10.
Born in Georgia, his childhood dreams were high hopes of becoming the president, Superman or the next James Bond.
He was 20 before he realised he needed more achievable ambitions and so trained to become an actor.
He undertook an acting internship in Jackson, Mississippi aged 20 but it left his confidence at a low and he decided to travel to the UK at the age of 27 as a theatre student, training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
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Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare at a club in Birmingham at which Frank Skinner was compere - receiving £100 for his efforts.
Realizing that he enjoyed performing comedy, and that it might pay off, he turned his attention from acting to stand-up.
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In 2006 and 2008, he took part in Project X Presents events and in 2013 he toured Ireland with his show In the Midst of Crackers.
In April 2013 Hunter was booked for an engagement by the Professional Footballers’ Association.
PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle accused Hunter of racism following the event, as Hunter had used the word nigger during his set. He also said that some of those present had found Hunter’s humour offensive.
Hunter was nominated for the Perrier Award in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Edinburgh Festivals and won the Writers’ Guild Award for Comedy in 2006.
Hunter made his TV debut on Channel 4’s The 11 O’Clock Show in 1998. TV subsequent credits include Boozy Britain, Comedy Store Stand-up, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Have I Got News for You.
He is at the Cresset on Wednesday June 10. Tickets start from £23.50 Age recommendation 18+