Fly Fishing People: Comedian Rich Hall

August 17, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Writer and stand-up comic Rich Hall spends much time in the UK these days, performing as his redneck alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw, but his thoughts are never far away from the U.S. West and fly fishing. “Hall returns to the US fairly often – most recently, to go ‘back to the source’ for some inspiration for his Edinburgh show. ‘It’s about fly-fishing, which is still a big hobby of mine,’ – something anyone could have guessed from the eccentric, unappreciated Rich Hall’s Fishing Show, one of BBC Four’s forgotten gems – ‘and I’ve never really tried to turn it into a performance oriented thing.'” In the U.K. Herald.