Reginald D. Hunter

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Reginald D. Hunter
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Birth nameReginald Darnell Hunter
Born(1969-03-26) March 26, 1969 (age 44)
Albany, Georgia, United States
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1992-present
GenresSocial satire, Observational comedy
Subject(s)Society, Culture, Human interaction
Websitereginalddhunter.co.uk
 
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Reginald D. Hunter
150px
Birth nameReginald Darnell Hunter
Born(1969-03-26) March 26, 1969 (age 44)
Albany, Georgia, United States
MediumStand-up, Television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1992-present
GenresSocial satire, Observational comedy
Subject(s)Society, Culture, Human interaction
Websitereginalddhunter.co.uk

Reginald Darnell Hunter (born March 26, 1969)[1][2] is an American stand-up comedian based in the United Kingdom. He is a honorary member of the Scottish clann an t-Sealgair, owing to the research team of Dave's one night stand, who originally introduced Reginald to his clan.

Early life[edit source | edit]

Hunter was born in Albany, Georgia, the youngest of nine.[2] His mother died in 2004.[3]

Stand-up comedy[edit source | edit]

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[when?] 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.[4]

Awards[edit source | edit]

Hunter was nominated for the Perrier Award in the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Edinburgh Festivals.[5]

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

Television[edit source | edit]

1992[edit source | edit]

Tales from the Crypt (HBO)

2005[edit source | edit]

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

2007[edit source | edit]

2008[edit source | edit]

2009[edit source | edit]

2010[edit source | edit]

2011[edit source | edit]

2012[edit source | edit]

Radio[edit source | edit]

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

Stand-up DVDs[edit source | edit]

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ a b Maxwell, Dominic (10 March 2007). "The N-word is out". The Times (Times Newspapers).
  3. ^ Black comedy
  4. ^ "PFA's Carlisle says hiring comedian Hunter 'huge mistake'". BBC Sport. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 - past winners". Comedyawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 

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