Controversial comic Reginald D Hunter coming to The Cresset

Reginald D Hunter. Photo supplied
Reginald D Hunter. Photo supplied

Reginald D Hunter is heading for Peterborough’s Cresset venue as part of a brand new 45 date tour following a hugely successful year filming and performing around the world.

Having appeared at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Opera House Gala in Australia early in 2014, Reginald then made his debut in New Zealand at their Comedy Festival Opening Gala before going on to appear in Auckland and Wellington.

He then moved closer to home with his first tour of mainland Europe before travelling back to his birthplace in America to film Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South, which is due for transmission in early 2015.

It is a three-part BBC2 series documenting Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

Reginald has been in the UK for just under two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality.

His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.

He is a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You.

Tickets for the show on 10 June are available from the box office on 01733 265705.

See our run down on the Cresset’s 2015 spring season, and visit www.cresset.co.uk for more and tickets.