Laughing Matters hailed for the 9th time
the award winning grump meister
photo John Zumpano
Tuesday 14th November 2017
turn up and tune in for Rich's Hoedown
La Chapelle des Lombards
19 rue de Lappe Paris 11
Matters in Paris presents for the 8th
he not only brought the house down he packed it to the rafters
105, rue du faubourg du Temple Paris 10
These two nights in La Java have to go down as a couple of the best comedy shows I’ve ever put on. Rich being in monumental form and enjoying every minute of performing in front of such a savvy and disparate audience. He just loves coming to Paris and he’s ever welcome.
Thanks to all of you who came and sussed out the seating arrangements, I hope none of you have grounds for complaint.
After last night’s show we came back to the Sound Gallery to unwind and jam with wine, whisky and song thanks to Rich, Rob Armus, Rodolphe Burger, Chris Kenna and Melissa Cox who played some Jimmy Reed, Rolling Stones, John Prine, Gram Parsons, Robert Johnson songs as well as a bunch of originals. Though nothing by a Willie or a Williams!
(You’d have to have been to the show to get that.)
Comments from Rich's 2012 shows
yeah, it was definitely the best one yet. thanks. RH
Just a note to tell you how much my friend, husband, and I enjoyed Tuesday evening!
Thanks Karel - we all had a fantastic evening last night.
Rich was hilarious last night Karel. I'm sooooo glad I didn't take you up on your offer of a front row seat!
very much enjoyed the show - thanks for organising it for us people who have chosen to base ourselves in semi-exile by living in Paris......
Karel - thanks again for putting the shows on!
Well done, Karel. Great show. Richard Hadley
Thank you SOOOO much for organising such a great time - my friends and my first time at your haunt and we had a great time – laughing and laughing - good for the soul especially in mid February
Laughing Matters in Paris presented
photos Randy Saharuni
"Memorable" Martin Dixon
"An excellent evening! Thanks Karel..." Alex Summerfield
"Hi, Karel. In true British fashion I just want to thank Rich Hall, and of course you, for the best evening we've spent in a long time.
It was non-stop laughter - a class act." Lindsay Lightfoot
Thank you Karel, That was the best show yet!
As I told you, I managed to persuade 5 colleagues to come along and I assure you they were not in the least bit disappointed! " Warren White
" Karel That was an absolutely magic night of comedy by Rich Hall last night. Just wonderful.
Get him back before too long." Richard Hadley
PS I'm only sorry I didn't come Tuesday night too
"That was two "fubits" (units of fun for me)" Justine
"La Java is better for comedy than the Hotel du Nord" Rich Hall
Laughing Matters In Paris Presented for the 5th time
The Mean & Moody Man From Montana
click on the photo below and you can not only hear the sound of the shutter
as the actual snap was being snipped but also Rich serenading Helen from Exeter
it ain't jazz but it sure is funny.
my buddah is rich
rich and reg share a chair
laughing matters presents for the 4th
perrier, time out & emmy award winner
tue 17 & wed 18 june 2003
The man who did for stand-up comedy
what Jerry Lee Lewis did for Rock 'n Roll
"I (personally) think Rich Hall is the funniest comedian I have seen at Hotel du Nord" Jon Noble
Laughing Matters presented from America
"Hey karel...i'm there for june...its
my birthday you know...what are the dates 10-12?
lemme know. I'm looking forward to it..".your pal rich
Television fans throughout the world are
well aware of Rich Hall's unique brand of humor.
His appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman,
HBO's Not Necessarily The News and as a cast member of Saturday Night Live have earned him a solid fan base. As an author, his best-selling books include Sniglets and Self-Help For The Bleak.
What most people don't realize is that first and foremost, Rich Hall is a stand-up comedian. His shows are as unpredictable as... Well, to put it simply - as unpredictable as trying to have a "normal" conversation with him. It's impossible to describe his humor, some journalists have made decent attempts by including "wry, thoughtful and a candidly warped view of the world." You could also add "bizarre and non-traditional," but once that was printed his next show would result in a scramble for different adjectives that were missed the last time around.
And in 1999
12, 13 & 14 December
as Rich & Otis
and from the back of the room for a few heads and a hat
and he was here in 1998