The book of Otis

Hall pens spoof biography

Rich Hall is to publish a book in the guise of his jailbird alter ego Otis Lee Crenshaw.

Titled I Blame Society, the book is a fictional account of the country singer’s bourboun-soaked life. It is due out in November, priced £10.99

The blurb from publishers Abacus describes it as a “not quite true story of romance, recidivism, country music, and an unshakeable belief in Marriage at First Sight”.

It follows the success of the Montana comic's collection of surreal short stories, Things Snowball.

Hall is also fronting a BBC4 programme about the US Presidential election in November, alongside Canadian comic Mike Wilmot.

In their new 90-minute special, the pair will be “casting their eyes over the runners, riders, hyperbole and gaffes” of the race.

The stand-up, have previously hosted a comedy fishing show for the channel.

The show will be taped next month and air just before the November 2 election night.


>> To preorder I Blame Society from Amazon, saving £3.30


Published: 6 Sep 2004

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