AMERICAN comedian Rich Hall will be taking his 'shot from cannons' tour to Tenbury next month. 

The 69-year-old, who is also a writer, documentary maker and musician, will be at the Regal on Friday, November 24.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Hall first came to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s. 

He wrote and performed for a range of American networks, in series such as Fridays, Not Necessarily the News (popularising the "sniglet" neologism), and Saturday Night Live.

After winning a Perrier Comedy Award in 2000, using the character of Tennessee country musician Otis Lee Crenshaw, Hall became popular in the United Kingdom, regularly appearing on QI and similar panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. 

He has also appeared on the British stand-up comedy series, Jack Dee's Live at the Apollo. 

His appearances achieved some cult status due to his line of jokes on Live at the Apollo about Tom Cruise and the perceivable similarities between many of his roles.

He has created and starred in several series for the BBC, including comedies with Mike Wilmot and documentaries often concerning cinema of the United States. Hall has also maintained a successful stand-up comedy career, as both Crenshaw and himself.

Hall spends part of his time writing plays in the United States, where he has a small ranch just outside Livingston, Montana. The rest of the time is spent in London, where he owns a flat.

The promo to the show says: "Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It, Montana’s transatlantic messenger returns with new rants, knife-edge observations, thrilling musical interludes and an ever-formidable knack for laughs on the fly. You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge of it.

A view from The Scotsman says: "Vital and incredulously angry. Hilarious."

While The Mail on Sunday adds: “One hour of stonking stand-up and another of stomping hoedown mayhem. That’s two top gigs in one”

At the time of writing, there is still a small number of tickets available, priced at £19.