9 December 2016
Reviewed by Jan Mellor
The hall was fairly packed when we arrived (the American was obviously popular in the North West of England) and we met friends who had seats in the second row – “we’ve had the tickets for months” they explained. Like us they too had seen Rich Hall on shows like ‘QI’ and ‘Mock the Week’ and were inquisitive as to how he would be live.
From the onset Rich Hall didn’t hold back any punches and swore a lot and talked about risky topics including the gun laws in America, the war in Syria and people from Whitehaven. He joked a lot about Trump being the president and the differences between Americans and British people. The crowds enjoyed it immensely. The second half involved audience participation and he sang brilliant ballads that were based on people in the audience – Peter the BT man, Paul the teacher and an ex- army man who wouldn’t give us his name. He brought his manager on – Andrew Neal – and they played guitars and sang comical ballads on whacky topics such as Wetherspoons, collie dogs, greyhound racing (Fur on a stick) and Bob Dylan. He stated that he had a fondness for Warrington as his wife was from Warrington but he could have said that wherever he played – who knew? A dry, sarcastic and clever wit, with new material and fresh ideas. He said that he would come to Warrington again and I do hope he does visit again – seeing Rich Hall Live is a great way to spend an evening.
He started at 8pm and the show finished at 10.30 and in that time we had been truly entertained. The audience commented how they enjoyed it and my partner stated he was ‘brilliant’. Great value for money and the right length of show. Well done!
Rich Hall is currently on tour in the UK, for more information or to book tickets visit Off The Kerb.
For other shows at the Parr Hall in Warrington visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.
Pyramid & Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL | 01925 442884