LOCAL audiences have two chances to take their partners, or just their lonely selves, to comedian Rich Hall's very American "Hoedown".

For both dates, the pan-faced funny man promises that the stage "will reek of liquor and spent dreams".

A spokesman said: "Enjoy a gratuitous mash-up of music and comedy."

Rich Hall is the star of the critically-acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries ‘Rich Hall’s Californian Stars’, ‘Rich Hall’s You Can Go To Hell, I’m Going To Texas’, ‘Rich Hall’s Inventing the Indian’ and his most recent, ‘Rich Hall’s Presidential Grudge Match’.

He also wrote and starred in a four-part series for BBC Radio 4 in November 2016 called ‘Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown’.

Rich is currently filming his next BBC 4 documentary ‘Oh Brother Where Am I’. Focusing on country music and its origins, this one-off programme is due to be broadcast this spring.

The spokesman added: "Rich Hall’s critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit."

He will barely crack a smile and get the belly laugh at the Arthouse in Stratford on Wednesday April 19, tickets on 01789 297 100, www.stratfordartshouse.co.uk

And Rich will stride on with his Stetson at Worcester's Huntingdon Hall on Saturday, April 22.

Tickets on 01905 611 427 and www.huntingdonhall.co.uk