Rich Hall returns to the Alban Arena on May 11th 2017 – press release


Join Rich Hall and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration as they return this spring with a UK tour of Rich’s infamous ‘Hoedown’ in spring 2017. In addition to two nights at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (17th – 18th March) and four nights at London’s Leicester Square Theatre (5th – 8th April), Rich’s Hoedown will be touring the UK from March until July this year. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

Rich Hall is the star of the critically-acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Californian Stars’, ‘Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas’, ‘Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian’ and his most recent, ‘Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match’. He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called ‘Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown’. His follow up to this series, ‘Rich Hall’s (US) Breakdown – 60 Days of Trump’ airs 22nd March 2017. Rich is currently filming his next BBC 4 documentary ‘Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You’. Focusing on country music and its origins, this one-off programme aired on Friday 17th March. You can read an interview with Rich by downloading the PDF below.

Rich Hall Syndicated Interview 2017

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. He has also become well known for his television and radio work. Notable UK appearances include regular appearances on Very British Problems (Channel 4), ‘Stand Up For The Week’ (Channel 4), ‘QI’ (BBC1/2), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC1), ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Live At The O2’, ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1), ‘Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive’ (BBC4), ‘Rich Hall’s Gone Fishing’ (BBC4), ‘Otis Lee Crenshaw – London Not Tennessee’ (BBC2), and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2). Rich will embark on a European tour with his solo stand-up show ‘Rich Hall: Live’ in February 2017.

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