END OF THE ROAD FOR RICH HALL STAR OTIS; Final Curtain for Comic character.(News)
Byline: MAEVE QUIGLEY
AWARD-WINNING comedian Rich Hall has revealed that he is going to kill off his popular character Otis Lee Crenshaw.
Rich Hall has been playing Otis Lee Crenshaw to packed houses all round the world after the show won the prestigious Perrier Award two years ago.
But prior to his Dublin show at The Olympia Theatre on Saturday, Rich has announced that the fate of his Bourbon-soaked blues singer is sealed.
"Otis Lee Crenshaw maybe has another year or so left but then I plan to have him die in some bizarre musical tragedy.
"I haven't quite figured out how yet - he might actually just have a piano fall on his head or something.
"But he doesn't have much of a future." Emmy-award winner Rich has travelled the world as a stand-up comedian and says he sees most of Ireland's top comedians more than he gets to see his family.
"I like seeing new places," Rich said, "it's kind of like being a mercenary except that you don't have to carry a gun or wipe out leaders - I just carry my jokes. …