Reginald D. Hunter is a comedian you may know from his appearances on shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats; But despite having been on TV and the comedy circuit for a number of years, incredibly this is his first DVD release.
Originally from the USA’s deep south, his 10 years living in the UK gives him an interesting and funny take on race relations, British culture and the differences to our American counterparts, along with more general observations on sex, relations, not to mention his father’s ‘economic nut theory’.
Although Reginald is well know for his appearances on topical panel shows, there’s surprisingly little topical stuff in his stand up. Not that it’s a problem, more of an observation that this may not be the sort of material you expect.
Reg is very happy wandering into territory less comedians may fear to tread, and pulling it off brilliantly. And I don’t believe this is done in a way to shock, but just managing to ‘find the funny’ in any subject or situation. Reggie’s interactions with the audience also work well, and provides some great comic moments.
Reginald D. Hunter provides a brilliant, sharp, intelligent comedy routine and is a great debut DVD. I don’t know why he didn’t do it sooner!
8/10 – Brilliant, sharp, intelligent comedy.