Hal Cruttenden is one of the UK’s leading stand-up comedians.
Hailing from West London, Hal is a privately educated, middle class, middle-aged comedian who has taken the comedy world by storm.
“There’s an authenticity to the material, and he delivers it with affability, passion and rhythm, adroitly bouncing ideas around the audience as a set-up to each routine in a way that’s as charming as he is witty”
Television appearances include:
- The John Bishop Show
- Live at the Apollo
- Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow
- The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala
- Have I Got News For You
- Great British Bake Off – Extra Slice
- Channel 4’s Comedy Gala
On radio, he stars in his own sitcom ‘Hal’ on BBC Radio 4, which is about a stay-at-home father trying to reinvent himself.
Other radio appearances include being a team captain on ‘Britain versus the World’ and spots on ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Act Your Age’, ‘Chat Show Roulette’ and ‘Four at the Store’ (all Radio 4).
He can also frequently be heard on Radio 5 Live where he has appeared with Richard Bacon, Nicky Campbell, Nick Hancock, Victoria Derbyshire and Stephen Nolan.
Internationally, Hal has appeared at two Just For Laughs Galas in Montreal hosted by Joan Rivers (2008) and Howie Mandel (2012).
He has performed at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival in Ireland and performed live in India, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Hal is a three-time Chortle Award nominee and was also nominated for the Perrier Newcomer Award in Edinburgh back in 2002.
His stand up show ‘Tough Luvvie’ was a complete sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival and transferred to the Soho Theatre London.
Hal Cruttenden continues to tour his latest show ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ throughout the UK until the end of the year and includes runs at both the Edinburgh Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.