Reginald D. Hunter Live in Dalkey! - 20th March 2020
Having initially travelled to the UK at the age of 27 as a summer student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Reginald D Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare, for which he received £100. Realising that he enjoyed performing comedy, and that it might be profitable, he turned his attention from acting to stand-up.
In 2006 and 2008, he participated in Project X Presents and in 2013 he toured Ireland with his show In the Midst of Crackers.
Hunter often uses variations of the term "nigga" in the titles of his shows; Reginald D Hunter: Pride & Prejudice... & Niggas attracted some controversy, and the poster was banned from the London Underground. His tour with Steve Hughes, called Trophy Nigga, played 55 venues around the UK, but not all the venues used the tour title. Hunter joked that this was because promoters didn't like the word "trophy".
In April 2013, Hunter performed at an engagement for the Professional Footballers' Association. Following the event, PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle accused Hunter of racism, as he had used the word "nigger" during his set. Carlisle also said that some of those present had found Hunter's material "highly offensive". In response, Hunter posted to his Facebook page many photos of himself taken after his set with people attending the event, with most smiling.
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- Show is rated 18+