Friday 27 Oct | 8.00pm | Bar open from 7.00pm | Tickets: £17
Presented by Off the Kerb Productions as part of the Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival 2017
Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show begins its second leg of touring. There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision in dismantling the tenuous relationship between two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever. His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall’s Countrier Than You and Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown, have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. If you only know Rich Hall from his radio and television programmes, you’ve short-changed yourself.
The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump’s America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping good time to be had by all. Even if you don’t own a hoe.
The 2017 Festival runs from October 21-28 – a preliminary programme listing is now online!
Visiting the Festival? 2 hours free parking is available at three Council owned car parks. Portway (OX12 9BU), Limborough Road (OX12 9AJ) and Mill Street (OX12 9AJ). The Comrades club in Newbury Street (OX12 8DJ) will also be available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm free of charge for festival attendees.