Charlie Hall comedian leads 5:50 Celebrity Tour
In 2012, Charlie Hall was the first person inducted into the brand new RI Comedy Hall of Fame celebrating over 30 years of laugh-making. He is a true Renaissance man, and RI icon.
Charlie started his comedy career in the early 1980’s and his clean, clever style lead to national TV appearances on Star Search, the Joan Rivers Show, Evening at the Improv, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, America’s Funniest People, the MTV Half-Hour Comedy Hour, and many more.
He has opened for acts like Jerry Seinfeld, Chicago, Chicago, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Sam Kinison, Frankie Valli, Reba McIntire, Charlie Daniels, Jon Stewart, Englebert Humperdink, Laura Branigan, and Natalie Cole.
In 1992, he put together a bunch of song parodies and skits that became the longest running show in the state’s history called the Ocean State Follies. He followed that with a Bay State version called Mass Hysteria, created the RI Comedy Festival, as well as managing several comedy venues including RI’s first comedy club, Periwinkles.
In 1993, 1997, and 1998 Rhode Island Monthly Magazine voted Ocean State Follies as the state’s Best Comedy Show; in 1994, ’95, and ’96 the magazine voted Charlie as Rhode Island’s Best Comedian.
This RISD grad is also an award-winning political cartoonist, TV News courtroom artist, and has completed numerous wall murals throughout New England. Charlie is also the publisher of 2 cartoon books on life and politics in RI called HOT SKETCH, and HOT SKETCH 2.
He now operates the trendy paint party company called Drink and Dabble, where he teaches wanna-be-artists how to do a 2-hour painting while they’re snacking and sipping cocktails at the area’s top restaurants. (See drinkanddabble.com for more info)
Now, If this all weren’t enough, Charlie also penned the words for a song called “Rhode Island’s It For Me” that became the official state song of RI in 1995.