Hal Cruttenden

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Hal is unashamedly suburban, teetering on the edge of a mid-life crisis. According one critic, ‘he takes the personal and the ridiculous, then whizzes them into a delicious comedy smoothie.’ He's appeared on Celebrity Chase , Richard Osman’s House of Games, and Celebrity Mastermind.



Hal Cruttenden is one of the top touring stand-up comedians working in the UK and Ireland and an accomplished writer, presenter, and actor. On TNT Sport he hosted The Rugby’s On with Ugo Monye. He has also made several appearances on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, The Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie To You, The One Show, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.

He’s toured extensively in the UK and Ireland over the last ten years, and has taken shows to the Montreal, Melbourne, and New Zealand comedy festivals. Hal has recorded three stand up specials for Next Up - Tough Luvvie, Straight Outta Cruttenden and Chubster.

Hal wrote and starred in his sitcom, Hal on Radio 4. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has appeared in Shackleton, Eastenders, Touching Evil, and Orwell A Celebration.



The JLA Real Variety Show 2012

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Agent Recommendation

Hal's comedy is perfect for corporate audiences. He's instantly endearing - with McIntyre-style energy, stage presence (and campness) along with wonderfully self deprecating put-downs. I’m still laughing at the gag about ignoring his child's schooling because she didn't ask him about his own day.

JLA Agent Allan Grant
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