Great news – stand-up legend Rich Hall is coming to Yarm!
The grouchy deadpan genius has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits, and he was the inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szylak from The Simpsons.
Let’s face it, there has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK, and Hall’s precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between the two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever.
His BBC Four documentaries, most recentlyRich Hall’s Countrier Than YouandRich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match,and BBC Radio 4 seriesRich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdownhave built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances onHave I Got News For YouandQI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.
TheHoedownbegins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.
“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show.” Scotland on Sunday.
“Blissfully Funny.” The Guardian
“Captivating and brilliant.” Sunday Mirror.
“Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else.” The Scotsman.