Hal Cruttenden

Hal Dominic Bart Cruttenden (born 9 September 1969) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor[2] who has appeared on Mock the Week, Live at the Referendum, Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News for You, The 11 O'Clock Show, Richard Herring's Leicester Square Podcast, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, and Pointless Celebrities.

Hal Cruttenden
Hal Cruttenden in 2005
Born (1969-09-09) 9 September 1969
London, England
EducationSt Paul's School, London
Alma materUniversity of York
OccupationComedian, screenwriter, actor
Spouse(s)Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden
RelativesAbigail Cruttenden (sister)[1]

He has also written for The Omid Djalili Show and The Rob Brydon Show. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2002 Edinburgh Comedy Awards.[3]


Cruttenden grew up in Ealing, west London[4] and he was educated at St Paul's School[5] and the University of York.[6] He is married to Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden, an artist,[7] with whom he has two daughters, born in 2000 and 2002.[8]

Having studied acting, he had bit parts on EastEnders and Kavanagh QC in the 1990s, and voiced BBC traffic reports. At 27, he did his first comedy gig.[9]


  1. "Cruttenden Connections. Including: Crettenden, Crittenden, Crittendon, Crittenton and other spellings". www.cruttendenfamily.talktalk.net. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. Iqbal, Nosheen (29 April 2009). "Comedian profile: Hal Cruttenden". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. "Hal Cruttenden, comedian". Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. "Five questions for ... Hal Cruttenden". Metro. 22 July 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  5. Old Paulines and Drama. Retrieved 21 November 2015
  6. Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Review Retrieved 21 November 2015
  7. "Dawn Coulter-Cruttenden". Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. "Tony Glynn chats to Hal Cruttenden ahead of his show Tough Luvvie at the Plough". North Devon Journal. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  9. Dingwall, John (28 August 2015). "Comedian Hal draws on family life for his gags and the results are hilarious". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
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