COMEDY REVIEW: ‘Real evils of the modern world’ according to Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden
Hal Cruttenden
  • Straight Outta Cruttenden - Hal Cruttenden at the South Holland Centre, Spalding
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‘The more he complains, the funnier he gets’ – and it’s fair to say Hal Cruttenden lived up to that billing on Friday night.

He spent almost two hours on stage with a short interval (“I used to have a warm-up...but he was too good!”)

You’ve probably seen him on TV shows such as Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You.

His tour was extended ‘due to phenomenal demand’ but, rather surprisingly, it wasn’t a sell-out at the South Holland Centre.

Indeed, the front row only had a ‘brave’ couple who were inevitably targeted right from the start before the focus continually switched to a student with his parents in the second row.

Cruttenden’s act is built around the fact that he is posh and camp (with a wife and two teenage daughters) as he rants about ‘the real evils of the modern world’ such as over-sharing on social media, especially for deaths of celebrities and family anniversaries.

As well as political rants, Cruttenden went on to confess his ambition of being famous enough to front one of those Comic Relief appeals in aid of African children!

It was a fun-filled night and a shame that more people didn’t buy tickets.