Reginald D HunterSun 03 Apr
Having initially travelled to the UK at the age of 27 as a student training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare.
He received £100 for this. Realising that he enjoyed performing comedy, and that it might be remunerative, Hunter turned his attention from acting to stand-up.
Hunter often uses variations of the term “nxgger” in the titles of his shows.
Reginald D Hunter: Pride & Prejudice… & Niggas attracted some controversy, and the poster was banned from the London Underground.
Likewise his tour with Steve Hughes, called Trophy Nigga, played 55 venues around the UK, yet not all the venues would use the tour title. He joked that this was because promoters didn’t like the word “trophy”.
In April 2013, Hunter was booked for an engagement by the Professional Footballers’ Association. PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle accused Hunter of racism following the event, as Hunter had used the word “nigger” during his set.
He also said that some of those present had found Hunter’s humour offensive. In response, Hunter posted to Facebook many photos taken after his set showing Hunter standing with people attending the event.
The pictures bore comic captions, but the people shown close to Hunter were smiling and evidently happy.