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  • ROMESH RANGANATHAN NAMED HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF 2016

    ROMESH RANGANATHAN NAMED HARDEST WORKING ARTIST OF 2016

    Ents24 has revealed their list of the Hardest Working Artists of 2016 in the worlds of music and comedy, with Off The Kerb's Romesh Ranganathan coming out on top, and five more acts in the top ten.

    The charts, based on data from the UK's biggest live guide, determined which original music acts and comedians performed at the most different venues this year - with some surprising results.

    Russell Kane comes in second, Mark Steel fourth, Seann Walsh seventh, Rob Beckett eighth, Rich Hall tenth and Shappi Khorsandi in eleventh.

    For full listings of all current tours, featuring these artists and more, please check our tour listings page here.

  • DVDS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR JOSH WIDDICOMBE, RICH HALL AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    DVDS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR JOSH WIDDICOMBE, RICH HALL AND ROMESH RANGANATHAN

    Forget Black Friday, order your DVDs for Christmas gifts or yourself as Josh Widdicombe, Rich Hall and Romesh Ranganathan release their DVDs this Monday (28th November).

    You can buy them here:

    Josh Widdicombe – What Do I Do Now…

    Rich Hall – 3:10 To Humour

    Romesh Ranganathan –  Irrational

  • RICH HALL APPEARS ON HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU THIS FRIDAY (11TH NOVEMBER)

    RICH HALL APPEARS ON HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU THIS FRIDAY (11TH NOVEMBER)

    Catch Rich Hall on Have I Got News For You this week, as the panel look at the news events of the week, including the American election.

    If you missed it on air, it’s available on iPlayer here as well as in an extended form that will air on BBC One Monday 14th November at 10:45pm.

  • RICH HALL’S PRESIDENTIAL GRUDGE MATCH AIRS TONIGHT

    RICH HALL’S PRESIDENTIAL GRUDGE MATCH AIRS TONIGHT

    Tune in to BBC Four tonight (7th November) at 9:00pm as Rich Hall brings a new documentary on the US Presidential Election to the screen.

    In an examination of the sordid machinations involved in becoming president of the United States, Rich Hall looks back at some of the dirtiest and nastiest presidential campaigns of the past, proving that the 2016 race to the White House is not the first time the contest has got personal.

    You can catch up with the show after it airs on iPlayer here.

  • RICH HALL’S (US ELECTION) BREAKDOWN

    RICH HALL’S (US ELECTION) BREAKDOWN

    Tune in today (Wednesday 19th October) for Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm.

    Rich follows the closing stages of the US Presidential race, offering an acerbic look at the electoral system and the two candidates vying for the most important job in the world.

    A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States.

    Rich and his producer Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of voters, offering their take on the issues troubling the American electorate.

  • RICH HALL – LIVE 2016

    RICH HALL – LIVE 2016

    'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian

    'Captivating and brilliant... ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - The Sunday Mirror

    For tickets, please click here.

    Rich is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC Four documentaries Rich Hall’s California Stars, Rich Hall's You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas and Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian.

    His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian who's plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

    'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' - Scotland On Sunday

    'Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon' - The Sun

    Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy’s for and was the inspiration behind Matt Groening’s character Moe Szyslak from The Simpsons. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowballs, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVD’s in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures UK.

    'Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else' - The Scotsman

    'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' - STV

    Rich's latest audio CD Waitin' on a Grammy is available to buy on CD and download now from the Off The Kerb Store.

  • RICH HALL’S YOU CAN GO TO HELL, I’M GOING TO TEXAS ON IPLAYER NOW

    RICH HALL’S YOU CAN GO TO HELL, I’M GOING TO TEXAS ON IPLAYER NOW

    Catch up with Rich Hall’s documentary You Can Go to Hell, I’m Going to Texas on iPlayer now, in which Rich goes to the Lone Star state in search of the real Texas and asks what it means to be a Texan.

  • RICH HALL – 3:10 TO HUMOUR – SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

    RICH HALL – 3:10 TO HUMOUR – SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER

    'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian

    'Captivating and brilliant... ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - Sunday Mirror

    Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences plus delightful musical sequences, is gracing the West End for one-night only to record his show for DVD.

    Rich Hall is a Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner, and the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall's Continental Drifters, Rich Hall's The Dirty South and How The West Was Lost.

    Sunday 20th September, 9:15pm at The Vaudeville Theatre
    (404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH)
    On general sale this Friday - call 0844 482 9675 or visit NimaxTheatres.com

  • RICH HALL – 3:10 TO HUMOUR – 2015 TOUR

    RICH HALL – 3:10 TO HUMOUR – 2015 TOUR

    'Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work' - The Guardian

    '... captivating and brilliant... his ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause' - Sunday Mirror

    Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries Rich Hall's Continental Drifters, Rich Hall's The Dirty South and How The West Was Lost.

    His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. This is a comedian whose plain spoken growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word winning him fans all over the globe. Perrier Award and Barry Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.

    Click here for full tour listings.

    'As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show' - Scotland On Sunday

    'Rich Hall is a comedy phenomenon' - The Sun

    'Top drawer stuff from a comedian who just seems to get better and better' - STV

    Other strings to his bow include writing for The David Letterman Show, which he won two Emmy Awards for. Rich is also an accomplished author, he has released three books, Magnificent Bastards, I Blame Society and Things Snowball, all released by Abacus Books. Hall has also released two very successful stand-up DVDss in 2001 and 2009 through Universal Pictures.

    Rich Hall's latest audio CD Waitin' on a Grammy is available to buy on CD and download now from the Off The Kerb Store.

  • RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN

    RICH HALL’S HOEDOWN

    Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration. Performing will be the Hoedown's regular band of talented and chronically unemployable urchins. The floor will reek of liquor and spent dreams.

    For full dates click here.

    'Immaculate wordplay imbued with a genuine passion for the songwriter's craft' **** - The Times

    'Hall's genius, on the spot lyrical rhyming is raucously entertaining and very clever' - Spears Magazine

    'Hall is on the ball with a musical spontaneity that any comedian would give their eyeteeth for' - Spears Magazine

    'Quite simply brilliant musical comedy' **** - London is Funny

  • RICH HALL – WAITIN’ ON A GRAMMY AND SPRING TOUR

    RICH HALL – WAITIN’ ON A GRAMMY AND SPRING TOUR

    Brand new CD out now - available to buy on CD and download from the Off The Kerb Store. Waitin' on a Grammy is Rich Hall's latest CD and the first ever to include studio recorded tracks along with the customary live music recordings normally associated with Rich, or his alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw, and his various backing bands over the years, The Gadflys, The Black Liars and The Honky Tonk A**holes. Rich has always included music both in his Otis Lee Crenshaw guise and frequently in his live stand up shows and now Rich has recorded - both in the studio and live at the Soho Theatre - his latest full blown musical venture. Born from his 2011 Edinburgh Festival show Rich Hall's Hoedown, The Hoedown Band have since performed with Rich at selected comedy clubs and festivals and two sell-out runs in London’s Soho Theatre. Rich Hall's Hoedown started life as a drinkin' dancin' and comedy late night ninety minute spectacular with various random guests (including Phill Jupitus, Barry Cryer and Tony Law), an onstage bar, and often an onstage audience. The show has since slimmed down to feature Rich, the band and a set full of Rich's comedy songs. The latest of these are included on Waitin' On A Grammy, along with some favourites never before available and of course Rich’s famous improvised musical odes to hapless members of the audience, who are now immortalised in song whether they wanted to be or not. Rich is also touring this autumn - click for tour dates...

  • RICH HALL WINS THE BARRY AWARD DOWN UNDER AT THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

    RICH HALL WINS THE BARRY AWARD DOWN UNDER AT THE MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL

    Rich Hall has won the Barry Award, the biggest prize in comedy at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, for his live show. The award - named in honour of Barry Humphries - was gratefully received by Rich who said 'This is fantastic. It's a real kick in the pants. To all the other magnificent comedians: I'm lucky to be in your company.'

  • WELCOME TO OFF THE KERB PRODUCTIONS

    Please check back regularly as we build up news on all your favourite acts – as agents to the best comic talent in the United Kingdom, you will find news and announcements here before anywhere else, as well as safe links to purchase tour tickets whilst avoiding ticket touts.

BIOGRAPHY

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Rich Hall

Rich Hall, the grouchy, deadpan, comic genius quit his job as a hurricane namer for the United States Meteorological Service two decades ago and hasn’t looked back.

Looking like a Pearl Jam roadie, Rich is a master of absurdist irony while eschewing the human condition. He particularly likes to lay into Americans and life across the Pond at every opportunity. As Rich Hall the stand-up, he has visited the Edinburgh Fringe Festival several times and performed at the major comedy clubs in Britain and across the world. He is well known in the United States for appearing and writing on The David Letterman Show – for which he won two Emmy Awards.

In 1998, Rich Hall created the character Otis Lee Crenshaw, a redneck jailbird from Tennessee, who has been married seven times, all to women named Brenda. A singer-songwriter, Otis writes bourbon-soaked, Tom Waitsian tunes and blends this with audience banter, producing a perfect fusion of music and comedy.

Since then, Otis Lee Crenshaw has been charming sell-out audiences each year at the Edinburgh Festival, throughout the UK (on tour), at several festivals in Australia including Adelaide and Melbourne and at London’s famous Comedy Store, where he had a monthly slot for six months. At the Edinburgh Festival 2000, Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw won the highly prestigious Perrier Award.

Rich Hall

Rich has written and presented his own TV shows in the UK, in particular How the West Was Lost (2008) a thought-provoking documentary for the BBC. He also wrote and starred in Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive, Rich Hall’s Election Special and Rich Hall’s Fishing Show with Mike Wilmot.

In the United States Rich Hall has appeared on The David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. In the UK, Rich has appeared on: Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee’s Sunday Service and Edinburgh Nights.

More recently, Rich recorded his album Waitin’ On A Grammy which can be purchased here.

Press

‘… an evening spent in the company of this American hero is one of the most gratifying and (yes) joyful experiences to be had on the comedy circuit’ – The Independent