“Blissfully Funny” (Guardian)

“As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show”  (Scotland on Sunday)


An incredible season of comedy at the Torch Theatre kicks off this month when American comedian Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed new show Rich Hall’s Hoedown comes to the Torch Theatre on Friday 29 September at 8pm as part of its second leg of touring.


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.


There has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK. Hall’s precision dismantling of 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 has appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you’ve only ever seen Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself.


Tickets for this and all other events at the Torch are available online at or by calling the box office on 01646 695267.