Reginald D. Hunter

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Reginald D Hunter
Birth name Reginald Darnell Hunter
Born (1969-03-26) March 26, 1969 (age 45)
Albany, Georgia, United States
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Nationality American
Years active 1992—present
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Website reginalddhunter.co.uk

Reginald Darnell Hunter (born March 26, 1969)[1][2] is an American stand-up comedian and intellectual based in the United Kingdom. He is an African-American from the state of Georgia.

Early life[edit]

Hunter was born in Albany, Georgia, the youngest of nine.[2] His mother died in 2004.[3]

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Having 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.

In 2006 and 2008, he participated in Project X Presents events. He toured Ireland with his show 'In the Midst of Crackers'.[when?]

Use of the word "nigger"[edit]

Hunter often uses variations of the term "nigger" in the titles of his shows; Reginald D Hunter: Pride & Prejudice... & Niggas attracted some controversy, and the poster was banned from the London Underground. Likewise his tour with Steve Hughes, called Trophy Nigga, played 55 venues around the UK, yet not all the venues would use the tour title. He joked that this was because promoters didn't like the word "Trophy".

In April 2013 Hunter was booked for an engagement by the Professional Footballers' Association. PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle accused Hunter of racism following the event, as Hunter had used the word nigger during his set. He also said that some of those present had found Hunter's humour offensive. In response, Hunter posted to Facebook many photos taken after his set showing Hunter standing with people attending the event. The pictures bore comic captions, but the people shown close to Hunter were smiling and evidently happy.[4][5]

Awards[edit]

Hunter was nominated for the Perrier Award in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Edinburgh Festivals.[6]

He won the Writers' Guild Award for Comedy in 2006 for his show Pride & Prejudice... & Niggas.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

1992[edit]

Tales from the Crypt (HBO)

2005[edit]

Hunter made his TV debut on Channel 4's The 11 O'Clock Show in 1998. TV subsequent credits include:

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

Radio[edit]

Hunter is one of the hosts of the E4 laughs at Edinburgh podcasts, showcasing the best comedy talent from the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[citation needed] He has also had numerous appearances on the BBC Radio 4 comedy show The Unbelievable Truth.[citation needed] He also appeared on Midweek (BBC Radio 4) on 15 Nov 2011.

Stand-up DVDs[edit]

  • Live (14 November 2011).
  • Live: In the Midst of Crackers (18 November 2013).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ a b Maxwell, Dominic (10 March 2007). "The N-word is out". The Times (Times Newspapers).
  3. ^ Black comedy
  4. ^ "PFA's Carlisle says hiring comedian Hunter 'huge mistake'". BBC Sport. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reginald D Hunter, The Horrible Aftermath". Facebook. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011 - past winners". Comedyawards.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 

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