Get in line to join comic Rich Hall’s Hoe­down

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Diary -

A CO­ME­DIAN known for im­pro­vis­ing songs about the town he is play­ing in is com­ing to Maesteg.

Amer­i­can Rich Hall, who makes reg­u­lar TV ap­pear­ances and has pre­sented doc­u­men­taries on BBC4, is play­ing six shows in Wales and says he’s glad to be back per­form­ing live in his UK-wide tour Hoe­down. “I love be­ing on stage”, he said. “I love the fact that when a live show is over, it’s gone. It’s hap­pened, and it will never hap­pen like that again. It can’t be repli­cated. That’s a great mag­i­cal mo­ment.”

Rich, who is also an ac­com­plished au­thor and has re­leased three books, ‘Mag­nif­i­cent Bas­tards’, ‘I Blame So­ci­ety’ and ‘Things Snow­ball’, thrives on the spon­tane­ity of live com­edy.

He said: “In every sin­gle show, there are al­ways two or three mo­ments where I’m think­ing, ‘Wow, where did that come from?’ You’re con­stantly think­ing on your feet.”

He also goes out of his way to find out about the town he is play­ing in and then im­pro­vises a song on stage about it.

“I try to tap into what is hap­pen­ing lo­cally and ad­dress that mu­si­cally by writ­ing an im­pro­vised song based on the town I’m in.”

Rich Hall’s Hoe­down will be at Maesteg Town Hall on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, at 8pm. Parental Guid­ance 14+. Tick­ets £17.50 from the box of­fice on 01656 815995.

Amer­i­can co­me­dian Rich Hall is com­ing to

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