Lincs: Hal is just outta make you laugh

Hal Cruttenden is live at the Drill Hall next week
Hal Cruttenden is live at the Drill Hall next week

Comedy star Hal Cruttenden comes to Lincoln Drill Hall next week with his brand new stand-up tour, Straight Outta Cruttenden.

The tour follows a month-long run at the Pleasance Courtyard for the Edinburgh Festival.

Straight Outta Cruttenden is his first new show since the critically acclaimed Tough Luvvie, which began life in 2012.

That show finally finished in February this year, having played for 170 dates and sold more than 40,000 tickets

In Straight Outta Cruttenden, Hal rants about the real evils of the modern world such as over-sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet.

The hungrier he gets the funnier he becomes.

Hal also gives us his unique insights on being an orphan on Facebook, taking his wife to Saudi Arabia and how he knew George Osbourne at school (or Gideon as he was then) and personally blames him every time he puts up the price of petrol.

Hal is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor.

He is due to appear on the new BBC1 series The John Bishop Show and has two shows in development – one with Tiger Aspect and a second with ITV.

Hal has also just recorded a pilot with Sue Perkins called Insert Name Here that also featured Richard Osmond and Rachel Riley.

He has had two Radio 4 series in the past year and a third is in the pipeline.

Over the last year he’s made his second appearance on The Royal Variety Performance, hosted Live at the Apollo and was the guest comic in the final of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice.

He has also appeared on Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Mock The Week, Pointless Celebrities, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and wrote and performed in his own Radio 4 sitcom called Hal.

He has previously he has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy and Chortle Awards.

After gaining a degree in politics at York, Hal went on to train as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

His TV and film credits include Shackleton, The Madness of King George and EastEnders.

His theatre credits include Making News at The Pleasance and Orwell: A Celebration at the Assembly in Edinburgh and Trafalgar Studios in London.

Internationally, Hal’s travelled across Canada on the Just For Laughs Comedy tours, including two Just For Laughs Galas in Montreal that were hosted by Joan Rivers and Howie Mandel.

He has also performed shows at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival.

Other international comedy tours include India, Bermuda, Germany, Norway, Dubai, Jakarta, Bali, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and The Falklands.

Appearing as an early slice of this year’s Lincoln Comedy Festival, he is at The Drill Hall on Thursday, September 17 at

Tickets priced £16 are available now from the box office on 01522 873894 or online at

Please note: This show is only suitable for over-16s.