Review: Rich Hall, Lochgelly Theatre

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A full house and a night of razor sharp comedy and music – what more can you ask for?

Rich Hall was in fine form at Lochgelly, the Fife stop on his current UK tour.

He revels in the absurdities of British life, and casts his sharp, weary eye over America’s descent into Trumpsville.

He makes it sound all made up the hoof, but there’s sharp mind at work here, and his laid back style makes it look easy - even when he messes up the punch line to a joke, laughs at his own expense, and decides to do it all a second time!

Hall introduces his band for the second half of music and comedy, much of it derived from his chats with the front row – he weaves their narratives into several true country songs.

True, he did struggle with the local accent, but that just added to the fun, as did his misunderstanding of Lochgelly’s famous export, the belt - which he mistook for ‘the bells.’

‘’The belt? I’ll have to reconsider my view of this town! He joked.

Hall is a master of his craft which much to say on a wide range of topics - big stuff such as gun control as well a every day family life.

And his song dedicated to the mumbling, incomprehensible live gigs of Bob Dylan was fabulous.