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Rich Hall: LIVE 2016

Rich Hall 2016 by Roddy Hand
Rich Hall 2016 by Roddy Hand

[H]ard on the heels of the announcement that Russell Kane will be performing at the Carnegie Theatre in November, the Finkle Street venue has just announced that US comedian Rich Hall will also be bringing his show in on 8th December.

“Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work” – The Guardian

“captivating and brilliant… ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause” – Sunday Mirror

Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall’s California Stars, Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas and Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian

Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again.

This is a comedian who’s plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show” – Scotland On Sunday

“Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon” – The Sun

Rich 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), ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC2) and his most recent BBC4 documentary ‘Rich Hall’s Californian Stars’.

‘Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else’ – The Scotsman

“Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better” – STV

Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy’s for and was the inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowballs, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVD’s in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures UK.

Rich Hall’s latest audio CD ‘Waitin’ on a Grammy’ is available to buy on CD and download now from

Tickets for the show are £16 and will be onsale from 10am on Monday 16th May from the Carnegie Box Office on 01900 602122 or online at

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