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Reginald D. Hunter : biography

March 26, 1969 -

Reginald Darnell Hunter (born March 26, 1969)U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.Maxwell, Dominic (10 March 2007). "". The Times (Times Newspapers). is an American stand-up comedian based in the United Kingdom.

Radio

Hunter is one of the hosts of the E4 laughs at Edinburgh podcasts, showcasing the best comedy talent from the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He has also had numerous appearances on the BBC Radio 4 comedy show The Unbelievable Truth.. Recently appeared on Midweek (BBC Radio 4) on 15 Nov 2011.

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Television

1992

Tales from the Crypt (HBO)

2005

Hunter made his TV debut on Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show in 1998. TV subsequent credits include:

  • Does Doug Know (Channel 4)
  • Boozy Britain (Channel 4)
  • Comedy Store Stand-up (Channel 5)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4)
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two)
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)

2007

  • News Knight (ITV1)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4)
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)

2008

  • Good News Week (TEN) AUS
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
  • Spicks and Specks (ABC1) AUS
  • Trexx and Flipside (BBC Three)
  • Lawro and the Warlocks of Doom (6 Music)

2009

  • QI (BBC Four / One / Two)
  • Good News Week (TEN) AUS
  • Argumental (Dave)
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4)
  • You Have Been Watching (Channel 4)
  • Spicks and Specks (ABC1) AUS
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC One)
  • It's Only a Theory (BBC Four)
  • Live at the Apollo (BBC One)

2010

  • The Bubble (BBC Two)
  • Spicks and Specks (ABC1) AUS
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC One)
  • You Have Been Watching (Channel 4)
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
  • The Green Room with Paul Provenza (Showtime)

2011

  • Stand and Deliver (RTÉ 2) IRL
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC One)
  • This Week (BBC One - UK politics show)
  • Something for the Weekend (BBC)
  • The Hour (STV)
  • Dave's One Night Stand (Dave)
  • Have I Got News For You (BBC)

2012

  • The Graham Norton Show (BBC)
  • Have I Got News For You (BBC)
  • Channel 4's Comedy Gala (Channel 4)
  • 8 out of 10 cats (Channel 4)
  • QI (BBC)

Early life

Hunter was born in Albany, Georgia, the youngest of nine. His mother died in 2004.

Stand-up DVDs

  • Live (14 November 2011)
  • Live: In the Midst of Crackers (18 November 2013)

Stand-up comedy

Having initially travelled to the UK at the age of 27 as a classic theatre student training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare. For this set, he received £100. Realizing he enjoyed it, and there was money in it, Hunter diverted his attention from his acting ambitions and re-focused on stand-up.

He often deals in his stand-up with everyday issues and relationships that he feels important. He often uses variations of the term "nigger" in the titles of his shows; Reginald D Hunter: Pride & Prejudice... & Niggas attracted some controversy, and the poster was banned from the London Underground. Likewise his tour with Steve Hughes, called Trophy Nigga, played 55 venues around the UK, yet not all the venues would use the tour title. He joked it was because promoters didn't like the word, 'Trophy'. He toured Ireland with his new show 'In the midst of crackers' and is currently preparing for the second leg of his UK tour in August this year.

In April 2013 the Professional Footballers' Association issued an apology after hiring Hunter to appear at its annual awards dinner - having seemingly been unaware of the nature of his material. this forms the basis of most of his material.

Awards

Hunter was nominated for the Perrier Award in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Edinburgh Festivals.

He won the Writers' Guild Award for Comedy in 2006 for his show Pride and Prejudice... and Niggas.

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