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Let’s get something out of the way early doors: if you are easily offended, somewhat receptive to offence or  in any way sensitive about the use of flavoursome language, then read no further. This isn’t for you.  If you understand the reason for the use of certain words, can laugh at the uneasiness they might create (while at the same time know that you definitely shouldn’t use them), and feel that, onstage, it’s perfectly OK, then read on: for American funnyman Reginald D Hunter is finally set to hit the North East, with dates at both the Tyne Theatre and Gala Durham on Wednesday 7th June and Wednesday 14th June.

Having moved to the UK over 20 years ago, Hunter joins a number of like-minded comics who have crossed the Atlantic in search of a better class of audience.  Good for us, because his brand of comedy is like nothing else on the circuit: raw, close to the bone, cerebral and often ingenious.

If you’ve seen one of his many TV appearances you’ll have an idea of his intolerance of racial prejudice, and how he twists this for comedic effect; if hold a magnifying glass to this and remove the restrictive BBC manacles, you get the undiluted version – and boy, you’re in for a shock.  Anger is a great conduit for comedy, and with recent events both home and abroad, I’m certain that this man will have PLENTY to say.  So hold onto your hats, adopt the brace position, and prepare to laugh, because what Reginald D Hunter says, stays said.

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