RICH HALL NEWS
BBC3 are to show a double of Live At The Apollo from the 2011 series on Wednesday 19th June at 10:00pm with host Rich Hall and special guests Mark Watson and Andrew Maxwell, then at 10.30pm with host Sarah Millican and special guests Russell Kane and Steve Hughes.
Click to read the full article.
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.’
Kevin Bridges will be making a return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only to co-host the Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care with Adam Hills at the Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August at 7:30pm, with an amazing line-up featuring Andrew Lawrence, Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Romesh Ranganathan, Hal Cruttenden, Tom Stade, Ivo Graham, Neil Delamere, Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Marlon Davis, Charlie Baker, Phill Jupitus, Des Clarke, Gary Delaney, Joe Wilkinson, Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty and Lee Nelson.
The show will be recorded for BBC Three as a two part Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live to go out in early September.
Tickets are on sale from The Edinburgh Playhouse at 10:00am on Monday 8th April.
Full details of all shows will shortly be available on our Edinburgh Festival page (tickets will go on general sale for most shows on the 9th May via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website) and include:
Josh Widdicombe‘s Incidentally… – Assembly, George Square Theatre
Wednesday 31st July – Thursday 15th August, 9:30pm
Marcus Brigstocke‘s Je M’accuse – I am Marcus – Assembly Hall, Rainy Hall
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:10pm
Adam Hills‘ Happyism – Assembly Hall, Main Hall
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th August (Sundays with BSL interpreter), 7:30pm
Rich Hall with a stand-up show and Rich Hall’s Hoedown – Assembly George Square Palazzo Spiegeltent
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:30pm (Hoedown 11:00pm)
Charlie Baker‘s Baker’s Dozen – Assembly, Geroge Square Three
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:15pm
Seann Walsh‘s Lie-in King! – Pleasance, Cabaret Bar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:20pm
Neil Delamere‘s Smartbomb – Pleasance, Above
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:00pm
Ivo Graham‘s Binoculars – Pleasance, Cellar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 6:00pm
Marlon Davis‘ Crackin’ Up – Pleasance, This
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 7:15pm
John Gordillo‘s Thinking is Discouraged – Assembly Rooms, Studio
Thursday 1st August – Sunday 25th August, 7:30pm
Phill Jupitus‘ Porky the Poet in ‘Zeitgeist Limbo’ – The Jam House, part of the Free Fringe
Saturday 3rd – Saturday 24th August, 5:00pm
WELCOME TO OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS’ NEW WEBSITE
Please check back regularly as we build up news on all your favourite acts – as agents to the best comic talent in the United Kingdom, you will find news and announcements here before anywhere else, as well as safe links to purchase tour tickets whilst avoiding ticket touts.
Click to read the full article.
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.
‘… 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
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.