Trinidadian comedian and cultural activist Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall has died

Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall

Well, known comedian and cultural archivist, Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall died late Friday from complications caused by a stroke.

Hall, who was also known for his stand-up comedy, was known throughout the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe.

In a statement late Friday, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organization (TUCO), said Hall was a comedian, historian, actor, producer, talk show host, singer/composer, and a Lifetime Member of TUCO.

“Mr. Hall starred in the 2003 situation comedy Lord Have Mercy! which was produced in Canada for Vision TV but has also aired on Caribbean International Network and other television stations in the Caribbean in the years since it was produced. He was also featured in the 2007 Canadian feature film A Winter Tale, written, directed, and produced by Frances-Anne Solomon, as well as the stage play A Man in the Bedroom, alongside fellow Trinidadian comedian Errol Fabien in 2010.”

Hall was the younger brother of playwright Tony Hall who died earlier this year.

Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall was 71.


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