COMEDIAN Reginald D. Hunter returns to Cumbria next month to launch his latest stand-up show.

With his deep drawl from the deep south of the US and his cool and cutting sarcasm, he has been a regular on TV shows such as have I got news for you, QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown as well as presenting his own BBC2 series, Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up, Reginald D. Hunter’s Songs Of The Border.

Hunter, who appeared at The Sands Centre in 2013, will be performing at the Old Fire Station in the city as part of his warm-up for a 40-date tour of the UK and Ireland with his new show, Facing The Beast.

A multi-award-winning comedian, the tour marks his 20th anniversary living and performing in the UK after moving here from Georgia in the US.

His comedy covers global politics, sex, relationships and the many cultural differences on both sides of the Atlantic.

He said: “The same thing that made me an outsider back home, makes me fit in real easily here. America is not comfortable with stereotypes it’s not familiar with.

“In Georgia, where conversation is limited to the price of pig food, sport and Jesus, I was an outsider.

“But people here get me. Here my sensibility makes perfect sense.

 “Y’all don’t mind an analytical debate about something intellectual or something silly. All my neuroses help me fit in here.

He performs at the Old Fire Station on March 15. For tickets, go to or call 01228 598596.