Reginald D Hunter has been out of comedy for one of the longest periods in his career. After breaking his leg last year he’s finally getting back in the game. I caught up with him ahead of his show, and he has got a clear message:

“The main vibe of my show is DTM – Destruction, Terror and Mayhem. The objective is to surely demolish” laughs Reginald.

“My love of stand-up has completely returned, my enthusiasm is something else.

“This will be the first time I’ve done a full hour since November and I’m going to let it all hang out. I’m going to air out all my jokes and see which ones are ready to play today.

“All line up, daddy’s going to choose a starting line-up, who’s ready to play?

“I was planning to go home and stay at home in Georgia with my family for three months. A week after, I searched my heart and I realised that I didn’t really want to see any of those cats.

“I wouldn’t had been conducive to ‘restoring my spirit’ and ‘getting my mind right’. So I just had a lot of time.

“Rather than announce that I had all this free time, I just decided to spend time actively ‘un-****ing-up my personal life’

“So that was a lot of phone calls: ‘Hey man, still mad at me? What we fighting about?’

“Once you drop a lot of that psychological and emotional load, there ain’t nothing left but stand-up. Might as well make fun of all this crazy stuff that’s been happening.

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Reginald is from Georgia, and although he now is happily living in the UK, the state of America is thoroughly worrying.

“As the great philosopher Guru from Gang Starr once said: “Rotten scum has found its way to power” says Reginald.

“I’m not talking about the highest office in the land either. Trump’s presidency is just a symptom of something 50 years in the making.

“The people that supported Brexit, Trump, the Alt-Right and the Tea Party. They came up with something genius about eight years ago.

“They’d worked out that those of us on the liberal left, we had won the moral battle. if you’re a racist, you can hate Martin Luther King, you can hate civil rights, you can hate black people, but you can’t say that ‘I Have A Dream’ is not a great speech – you look like a fool.

“So rather than challenge us on morality and facts, which we’ve got in abundance on our side, what the other side did was to respond to us with nonsense. In our shock and bewilderment, decisions get made.

“Just think about it like a court room. We sit at one lawyers table, we represent the people. The other table, they’re the lawyers from the other side.

“We stand up and say: ‘Your Honour, we do believe that crop rotation is a good thing for the soil and for the environment.’

“The others stand up and say: ‘yeah but my disagreement with that is – I love the flag, apple pie, my momma and yabadabadoo’

“And while we’re going ‘what?!’ the jury is laughing and goes: ‘case dismissed!’ – that’s been kicking our ass for the last 10 years.”

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After coming from Georgia in America and living in the UK for many years, Reginald has really sussed out his English friends.

“I would have moved to Scotland 15 years ago if y’all had Georgia weather.

“Every time I’ve been through Scotland between December or February that cold wind takes a bit of my manhood every time it goes through me.

“The further north you go up in the UK, you can be really be ballsy with those audiences. As long as you’re funny and in the vicinity of the truth – people will be like ‘go on then’.

“As soon as you get to London, you’ll get an audience who will write a letter to somebody about something you’ve said.

“My British friends, they’re constantly apologising about stuff you don’t notice or care about.

“‘Oh sorry! I didn’t ask you if you wanted cucumber on your sandwich, sorry!’

“You watch, the people who obsessively apologise all the time over unimportant things are the very same ones who will fight tooth and nail to never apologise when they have actually injured you.

“I do love living in the UK. It’s such a relief after the first 27 years I lived in Georgia, I know that no matter how bad my day may be in the UK, on my worst day, it is still very unlikely that I will ever be shot to death.

“But I would be lying if I said that over last couple of years

I’ve not been looking for different countries to relocate in while Britain decides what it wants to do about its economy.”

Reginald D Hunter will be performing his show ‘Facing The Beast’ at the King’s Theatre on March 16 as part of Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival.