Reginald at a theatre

Reginald D Hunter
Reginald D Hunter

Musical aficionado, traveller, outspoken orator, documentary maker and panel show flaneur – Reginald D Hunter is a number of things, but his recent description as a “kicks man” suits him just fine.

The award-winning comic, and regular on Have I Got News For You, is embarking on his first stand-up tour since 2013, having taken time away from the stage to film BBC documentary Songs of the South and to travel around Eastern Europe.

On Friday, June 5, Hunter, known for his deadpan delivery and his willingness to tackle racial humour while remaining one of the most affable people in showbusiness, is set for the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury.

But the funnyman is remaining tight lipped about the contents of the new show The Man who Attempted to do as Much as Such.

“I maybe felt some things while I was away and I wrote them down,” he said.

“To be honest I guess it’s just I feel the right to comment on some things – that’s all I’m saying.

“If I spent all that time on the road and didn’t learn anything, there would be something seriously wrong with me.

“But when I want intellectual conflict this is where I come. When I want that complexity I come back to the UK.

“You are the only country I have ever been to that has a national sense of pride in its sense of humour.”

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