Hal Cruttenden is one of Britain‘s top comedians as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.
His more recent TV appearances include ˜The John Bishop Show‘ (BBC1) and ˜Live at the Apollo‘(BBC1 and 2) and ˜Have I Got News For You‘ (BBC1). He has frequently featured on ˜Great British Bake Off Extra Slice‘ (BBC2) and has taken part in the ˜Hell on High Seas‘ challenge where six celebrities and a professional crew sailed from Belfast to London on a Volvo 65 Racing Yacht facing very rough weather and sea sickness to raise over a million pounds for Sport Relief.
Hal‘s latest stand up show ˜Straight Outta Cruttenden‘ also delighted audiences at the Edinburgh Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This tour follows the highly successful ˜Tough Luvvie‘ (2013/14), ˜The Tiny Rage Tour‘(2011) and ˜Lively (2010). Hal is also a three time Chortle Award nominee and was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer Award in Edinburgh back in 2002.
Hal‘s TV appearances include ˜The Royal Variety Performance‘ (ITV), ‘Would I Lie To You‘ (BBC1), ˜Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum‘ (BBC1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium‘ (ITV), ˜Mock The Week‘ (BBC2), ˜Celebrity Squares‘ (ITV), ˜Pointless Celebrities‘ (BBC1), ,‘Michael McIntyre‘s Comedy Roadshow‘ (BBC1), ˜Celebrity Mastermind‘ (BBC1), ‘Comedy Rocks‘ (ITV), ˜John Bishop‘s Only Joking (Sky One), ˜The Rob Brydon Show‘ (BBC2), ˜The Wright Stuff‘ (Channel 5), ‘The Omid Djalili Show‘ (BBC1) and ˜The 11 O‘Clock Show‘ (Channel 4).
His has a radio sitcom ˜Hal‘ on Radio 4 and other radio appearances include being team captain on ˜Britain versus the World‘ and spots on ˜Loose Ends‘, ˜Act Your Age‘, ˜Chat Show Roulette‘ and ˜Four at the Store‘.
Hal originally trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and his acting career includes roles on TV and film in ˜Shackleton‘; ˜Eastenders‘; ˜Kavanagh QC‘; ˜Out of the Blue‘; ˜Touching Evil‘ and ˜Bramwell‘. On film he has been in ˜Mrs Dalloway˜ and ˜The Madness of King George‘.
Internationally, Hal has appeared in Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and has travelled across Canada on the Just For Laughs Comedy tours. He has performed live in India, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. For the British Armed Forces he has played gigs in the Falkland Islands, Cyprus and Germany.