Rich Hall

25 March 2016 | 12:48 pm | Cyclone Wehner

"Hall is unrelenting – and brilliant."

These days people know that deadliest of deadpan comedians Rich Hall from Stephen Fry's oft-repeated QI on the telly. But, live, the American – famously from Montana, the land of ranches – is much more sweary, sardonic and freewheeling (beware, front row seaters).

The sixtysomething grouches about Donald Trump, the war on terror, and US gun laws. Having long toured Australia, he also astutely notes cultural differences (Aussies are "free range Americans"). And the moonlighting musician plays darkly funny, bourbon-drenched country blues on guitar – one song, about existentialism, involving a racing greyhound.

Hall is unrelenting – and brilliant.

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