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Hal Cruttenden brings his latest stand-up show to Ilkley

One of the UK’s best-loved stand-up comedians is coming to Ilkley.

Hal Cruttenden is back on tour, bringing his brand-new nationwide show ‘It’s Best You Hear It From Me’ to the King’s Hall, Ilkley on Saturday 29 April 2023.

After 21 years and 224 days Hal's back being single. But it's all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he's made a cracking show about it. He's lost enough weight to almost get his wedding ring off and, while he may be flying solo, he's far from alone; he's got his grown-up daughters, his dogs and his divorce lawyer.

Hal, and his soon to be ex-wife Dawn, are part of the surge in ‘grey’ divorces. His hair certainly is and hers changes colour so often that she’s not quite sure. But this show isn’t just for those who’ve been through divorce and single people who need cheering up. It’s also for blissfully happy couples who can’t imagine that their marriage will fail, and that smug look will be wiped off their face.

This show not only makes you laugh but gives hope and a shared experience to the 42% of the population that get divorced in the UK - just don’t tell them that 60% of 2nd marriages end in divorce too!

So, make a date to see a show from a man who hasn’t had a date since 1999 when conversation revolved around the twist in ‘The Sixth Sense’, 'will the Millennium Bug kill us' and 'isn’t that Boris guy funny on ‘Have I Got New For You’.

The former Perrier awards nominee is one of the top touring stand-up comedians working in the UK and Ireland today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer, presenter and actor. He’s hosted The Rugby’s On on BT Sport with Ugo Monye. He has also made several appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC1 & 2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), Would I Lie To You (BBC1), The One Show (BBC1), The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (BBC2 & Channel 4) and The Apprentice: You’re Fired (BBC2).

TV also includes Richard Osman’s House of Games (BBC2), Mock the Week (BBC2), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1), Celebrity Chase (ITV1), and Celebrity Tipping Point (ITV1). Hal wrote and starred in his own sitcom, Hal on Radio 4, as an actor he trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, he has appeared in Shackleton, EastEnders, Touching Evil, Bramwell, Mrs Dalloway, Brexit, Making News and Orwell A Celebration.

He’s toured extensively in the UK and Ireland over the last 10 years, he has also taken shows to the Montreal, Melbourne, and New Zealand comedy festivals and he’s recorded three stand up specials Tough Luvvie (, Straight Outta Cruttenden (Amazon Prime) and Chubster ( and Amazon Prime).

Hal is fanatical about quizzes, politics and rugby.

★★★★★ ‘Go and see Hal Cruttenden, he’s got something to say and he’ll make you laugh a lot!’ Daily Mirror

★★★★★ 'Funniest he’s ever been' Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘The comedy gift that keeps on giving’ Scotsman

★★★★ 'Reminded me how much I love stand up' Times

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