Reginald Darnell Hunter is an American stand-up comedian based in the United Kingdom.
Having initially traveled to Britain at the age of 27 as a classic theater student training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Hunter became a comedian after performing his first comedy set as a dare. For this set, he received £10. Realizing he enjoyed it, and there was money in it, Hunter diverted his attention from his acting ambitions and re-focused on stand-up.
In this art of the bio on Wikipedia they claim that part of Reginald D Hunter's mission is to reclaim the word nigga. This is not true, but very funny. The word nigga is used prominently however, there are no delusions of reclaiming it.
Reginald D Hunter's is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the Perrier Award in three consecutive years. His debut Edinburgh show in 2002, 'I Said What I Said' was nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award and his next two shows ('White Woman' in 2003 and 'A Mystery Wrapped In A Nigga' in 2004) both received Perrier Award nominations. In 2006, as well as performing in America for the first time, Reginald won The Writers' Guild Award for Comedy for his show 'Pride And Prejudice And Niggas', which he then presented for a season in London's West End and on a national tour of the UK.