Reginald D Hunter pencils in Mayo date on his Bombe Shuffleur Tour
Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what could this man possibly say to upset you?
Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur. Just like everyone else, Reginald D Hunter hasn’t been around for a while, but he’s back touring the theatres of Ireland and the UK with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties.
He’s also playing some warm-up gigs in a few of his favourite Irish venues, including Westport Town Hall Theatre which gives comedy fans a truly special chance to catch him in an intimate setting.
Unafraid to tackle head-on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.
More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border.
As the Independent noted, he's a 'dangerously funny man' who 'keeps skilfully steering the audience into morally challenging territory'.
The Westport date is January 26 next year. Contact the box office on (098) 28459 or log on to www.westporttheatre.com. He follows that with shows in Sligo (Anderson's Live) on January 27 and Galway (Róisín Dubh) on January 28. For more information on those shows and all dates on the tour, visit www.ReginaldDHunter.com.