RICH HALL NEWS
THE CHANNEL 4 COMEDY GALA IN AID OF GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY RETURNS TO THE O2 ON FRIDAY 15TH MAY 2015
Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity returns for a sixth year to London’s O2 arena, the world famous entertainment venue.
The amazing all star line up confirmed for the biggest annual comedy event of the year so far includes: Aisling Bea, Alan Carr, Jack Dee, Jason Byrne, Jonathan Ross, Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan, Kevin Bridges, Michael McIntyre, Paul Chowdhry, Rich Hall, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Sean Lock, Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Warwick Davis with many more to be announced.
'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian
'... captivating and brilliant... his ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - Sunday Mirror
Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall's Continental Drifters, Rich Hall's The Dirty South and How The West Was Lost.
His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian whose plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier Award and Barry Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.
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'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' - Scotland On Sunday
'Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon' - The Sun
'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' - STV
Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy Awards for. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowball, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVDss in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures.
Rich Hall's latest audio CD Waitin' on a Grammy is available to buy on CD and download now from the Off The Kerb Store.
Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration. Performing will be the Hoedown's regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.
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'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter's craft' **** - The Times
'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' - Spears Magazine
'Hall is on the ball with a musical spontaneity that any comedian would give their eyeteeth for' - Spears Magazine
'Quite simply brilliant musical comedy' **** - London is Funny
Fans of Rich Hall in Norway have the chance to catch him live in Oslo, Kristiansand and Trondheim this October, as he tours the country over the coming week.
Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. Perrier and Barry Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.
Rich has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on Stand Up For The Week, QI, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala Live At The O2, Have I Got News For You, Rich Hall's Cattle Drive, Rich Hall's Gone Fishing, Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
Rich Hall is performing three shows in Norway this October. To find out where he is performing and buy tickets click here.
'Captivating and brilliant... ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - Sunday Mirror
'Blissfully funny' - The Guardian
Gigs are as follows: Saturday 11th Oct at the Latter Hovedscenen, Oslo. Tuesday 14th October at KICK Scene, Kristiansand. Wednesday 15th October at Frimurerlogen, Trondheim.
Brand new CD out now - available to buy on CD and download from the Off The Kerb Store. Waitin' on a Grammy is Rich Hall's latest CD and the first ever to include studio recorded tracks along with the customary live music recordings normally associated with Rich, or his alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw, and his various backing bands over the years, The Gadflys, The Black Liars and The Honky Tonk A**holes. Rich has always included music both in his Otis Lee Crenshaw guise and frequently in his live stand up shows and now Rich has recorded - both in the studio and live at the Soho Theatre - his latest full blown musical venture. Born from his 2011 Edinburgh Festival show Rich Hall's Hoedown, The Hoedown Band have since performed with Rich at selected comedy clubs and festivals and two sell-out runs in London’s Soho Theatre. Rich Hall's Hoedown started life as a drinkin' dancin' and comedy late night ninety minute spectacular with various random guests (including Phill Jupitus, Barry Cryer and Tony Law), an onstage bar, and often an onstage audience. The show has since slimmed down to feature Rich, the band and a set full of Rich's comedy songs. The latest of these are included on Waitin' On A Grammy, along with some favourites never before available and of course Rich’s famous improvised musical odes to hapless members of the audience, who are now immortalised in song whether they wanted to be or not. Rich is also touring this autumn - click for tour dates...
Rich Hall has won the Barry Award, the biggest prize in comedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, for his live show. The award - named in honour of Barry Humphries - was gratefully received by Rich who said 'This is fantastic. It's a real kick in the pants. To all the other magnificent comedians: I'm lucky to be in your company.'
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Rich Hall, the grouchy, deadpan, comic genius quit his job as a hurricane namer for the United States Meteorological Service two decades ago and hasn’t looked back.
Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. He particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity. As Rich Hall the stand-up, he has visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times and performed at the major comedy clubs in Britain and across the world. He is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show – for which he won two Emmy Awards.
In 1998, Rich Hall created the character Otis Lee Crenshaw, a redneck jailbird from Tennessee, who has been married seven times, all to women named Brenda. A singer-songwriter, Otis writes bourbon-soaked, Tom Waitsian tunes and blends this with audience banter, producing a perfect fusion of music and comedy.
Since then, Otis Lee Crenshaw has been charming sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Festival, throughout the UK (on tour), at several festivals in Australia including Adelaide and Melbourne and at London’s famous Comedy Store, where he had a monthly slot for six months. At the Edinburgh Festival 2000, Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw won the highly prestigious Perrier Award.
Rich has written and presented his own TV shows in the UK, in particular How the West Was Lost (2008) a thought-provoking documentary for the BBC. He also wrote and starred in Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive, Rich Hall’s Election Special and Rich Hall’s Fishing Show with Mike Wilmot.
In the United States Rich Hall has appeared on The David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. In the UK, Rich has appeared on: Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee’s Sunday Service and Edinburgh Nights.
‘… an evening spent in the company of this American hero is one of the most gratifying and (yes) joyful experiences to be had on the comedy circuit’ – The Independent