Comedian Reginald D Hunter’s TV choices

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A well-known face on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, QI and Have I Got News For You, stand-up comedian Reginald D. Hunter releases his first live DVD on Monday 14th November.

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Born in Georgia, USA, Reginald won The Writers’ Guild Award for Comedy in 2006 for a show which he presented for a season in London’s West End and on a national tour of the UK. His comedy career was launched when he took part in an open spot as a dare.

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We caught up with Reg to find out what he likes to watch to relax between shows…

Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

Star Trek (currently the original series) – I go through periods where I prefer different series from the Star Trek lexicon, but I have currently found the values of the original series more comforting recently. You know, the values of ‘leave people alone, help them when they are in distress – especially if they are your enemy’.”

TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

“Anything animated and everything except the news. (The proof that even as a child you have an instinctive reaction to the news.)”

TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

“I was never a teenager – by the time I was six I had two part time jobs.”

TV show that you find most addictive:

The West Wing. It’s smart. It’s funny. It teaches. Like The Office – a pure and beautiful accident. You have to imagine after the first series of The West Wing that network execs got together and asked each other ‘How did we not fuck this up? Someone here’s not pulling their weight.’”

Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

The West Wing I suppose, although it wasn’t really axed. It just ended. And as I think about it, the best shows are the ones that know when to go home rather than being told to leave.”