Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

Reginald D Hunter returns with his signature brand of close-to-the-bone humour in his new show Bitchproof. Though this show is by no means short on laughs, it falls short of the gut-busting hilarity I have come to expect from Hunter.

The rapport between Hunter and the audience does much to keep the audience on side, making the show feel more like a conversation between audience and comedian than it does a straight stand-up set.

He opens with a tight routine that packs plenty of laughs for the audience, but after this the flow of the remainder of the show seems somewhat disjointed. It feels like once Hunter found his groove in a particular story, the audience is with him and the laughs flowed abundantly, but then there is a sudden and rather clunky gear change into the next set of material which jars the flow of the show. Hunters closing material also falls flat in what seems like an attempt to shoehorn a moral into the set.

Apart from the visible seams, the material itself is funny and entertaining, and this is a highly enjoyable set. The rapport between Hunter and the audience does much to keep the audience on side, making the show feel more like a conversation between audience and comedian than it does a straight stand-up set, which Hunter pulls off with his charming yet barbed persona.

This show is an enjoyable hour of punchy, edgy humour which could use a little bit of tightening, but will have you laughing throughout and giggling well after the show.  

Reviews by Tuesday McPhail

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★★★
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The Blurb

‘In an age when comedians tend to hammer audiences with material, and play the self-promotion game for all it’s worth, he’s a refreshing change, stand-up comedy’s coolest customer’ (Telegraph). Following his successful BBC Two documentary series, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, Reginald returns to his first love – performing live – with a brand new show packed with his distinctive comedy. Brutally honest, frequently controversial: always meticulously measured and never ever dull. ‘Searing social commentary, Deep South wisdom and juicy punchlines’ (Independent). ‘Poised, provocative, brilliantly funny’ (Times). ‘Crackles with anticipatory atmosphere’ (i). www.reginalddhunter.com