Reginald D. Hunter
“HIS PRESENCE AND INTELLIGENCE MAKE HIM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY UNPREDICTABLE COMICS IN THE COUNTRY” Sunday Times
Reginald’s career has led to him being invited to perform in venues the world over in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the Perrier Award in three consecutive years. His debut Edinburgh show in 2002, I Said What I Said was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award and his next two shows (White Woman in 2003 and A Mystery Wrapped In A Nigga in 2004) both received Perrier Award nominations. In 2006, as well as performing in America for the first time, Reginald won The Writers’ Guild Award for Comedy for his show Pride And Prejudice And Niggas, which he then presented for a season in London’s West End and on a national tour of the UK.
“MAGIC…HIS IS A PERFECT SET” Guardian
Born in Georgia, USA, Reginald initially travelled to the UK at the age of 27 as a theatre student training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare. He received £100 for this. Realizing that he enjoyed performing comedy, and that it might be remunerative, Hunter turned his attention from acting to stand-up.
“EXCITINGLY INTELLIGENT…COMEDY FROM THE HEAD AND THE HEART, DELIVERED WITH CHARM AND CONTROL” Times
In 2007, Reginald was a regular panellist on Sir Trevor Macdonald’s News Knight, ITV’s weekly humorous look at current affairs and was invited to appear as part of the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
“CANDID TO THE POINT OF CONFESSION…EVEN HANDED BUT PROVOCATIVE…A COCKTAIL WITH QUITE A KICK” Independent
He has performed at Sydney Opera House and has just returned from an appearance at the Sydney Comedy Festival and his second appearance at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. He is also a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You. He has recently appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You for BBC1 as well as appearing on Live At The Apollo, The Graham Norton Show and Friday Night With Jonathon Ross.
“HUNTER MAY MAKE IT LOOK EASY, BUT HE NEVER TAKES THE EASY OPTION…A MASTER COMEDIAN, HE’S AS FEARLESSLY CANDID ABOUT HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY AS HE IS ABOUT RELIGION AND SOCIETY.” Independent on Sunday