Hal Cruttenden was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2002, and is a three-time Chortle Award nominee.
As well as performing here in the UK, he has toured the world extensively, performing at oversea events such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. He has also toured countries including Belgium, Bermuda, Germany, India, Ireland, the Middle East, the Netherlands, and Norway.
His tours include ‘Chubster’ in 2020, ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ in 2015/16, ‘Tough Luvvie’, in 2013/14, ‘The Tiny Rage Tour’ in 2011, and ‘Lively’ in 2010. His latest tour ‘It’s Best You Hear it From Me’ started in 2022.
Whilst best known for his comedy, Hal actually originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama as an actor. His acting credits include TV and Film roles in Unleaded (2014), The Omid Djalili Show (2007), Shackleton (2002), Bramwell (1998), Touching Evil (1998), Kavanagh QC (1998), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Eastenders (1996), and Out of the Blue (1996).
He has also appeared on stage, acting in the ‘Orwell a Celebration’ show at Trafalgar Studios, London and at the Edinburgh Festival.
Thanks to his high-profile status, Hal has become a popular guest on comedy, quiz, panel and news TV shows, including Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em: 50 Years of Laughs (2023), Good Morning Britain (2020), Richard Osman’s House of Games (2020), Celebrity Mastermind (2019), The Wright Stuff (2018), Pointless Celebrities (2014-22), Have I Got News For You (2013-17), The Apprentice: You’re Fired (2017), Mock the Week (2013-17, and The John Bishop Show (2015).
He has hosted The Rugby’s On for BT Sport with rugby player Ugo Monye, and a comedy rugby podcast with Dan Skinner called Rugby Jubbly. He has also hosted a streaming show for Saracens.
Hal Cruttenden has also become one of the most in-demand hosts for corporate events up and down the country. Able to tailor his act to all types of events, his comedy skills, timing and honest anecdotes make him a brilliant choice for your next event.