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Top stand-up Rich Hall heads for ‘hoedown’ in Middleton

01 May 2018

Image of Rich Hall performing.

Top comedy is returning to Middleton Arena next month - grouchy deadpan American comic Rich Hall is back with his 'Hoedown' show on Saturday, 9 June 2018, during the 2nd leg of his national tour.

It marks a welcome return for the fiercely funny American after 2 previous sold out shows at Middleton Arena in 2009 and 2015.

The grouchy genius was the inspiration behind Matt Groening's character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons, and is loved by millions of comedy fans thanks to a string of television credits including 'Live at the Apollo', 'QI' and 'Channel 4's Comedy Gala'.  Renowned for his crafted tirades and rapid-fire wit, Rich has wowed sold-out stand-up crowds all over the world, winning coveted Perrier and Melbourne International Comedy Festival awards along the way.

'The response has been astounding. I'm enjoying doing this particular show so much'

His BBC Four documentaries, 'Rich Hall's Countrier Than You' and 'Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match', as well as his BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown, have built him a new legion of followers.

Even though he is widely loved by British audiences, the modest Rich says he can scarcely believe how well this tour has gone:

"The response has been astounding. I'm enjoying doing this particular show so much. People come up to me afterwards and say, 'I'd seen you on television, but I didn't realise you were this funny.' That's the most satisfying response. At the risk of turning into the Willie Nelson of comedy, I don't want to stop doing this show!"

His Hoedown show promises a withering dissection of Trump's America and all of its twists and turns, with stand-up, improvised ballads, musicianship and, ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, all-round good time to be had by all.

Rich is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show - for which he won 2 Emmy Awards - an accomplished author, he's also released 3 books and 3 hit live comedy DVDs.

Rich Hall's 'Hoedown' visits Middleton Arena at 8pm on Saturday, 9 June 2018.