Previewed: Hal Cruttenden – “Chubster” at the Lowry

Hal Cruttenden will perform at The Lowry

After a near 2-year hiatus from touring, Hal Cruttenden is back on the road with his new show Chubster.

When Hal, one of the UK’s most popular TV and live comedians, asking his teenage daughters what time would best sum his up, the answer was simply “Chubster”.  Little did they know that this would become the title of his new show, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Hal’s now back on the 5:2 diet and onstage in a hilarious show that not only touches on his usual moans about being a middle-aged, middle class father of fat-shaming teenagers but also introduces us to new problems like his struggles with IQ tests, political zealots and the trauma of supporting the England rugby team.

“I can’t wait to get back on the road” says Hal. “I’m not actually that sociable naturally but I love chatting to my comedy fans because we’ve immediately got something in common. We both love me!”

The three time Chortle Award nominee is one of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. He has made several appearances on ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC1 and 2), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC1) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV) as well as his regular appearances on shows such as ‘Mock the Week’ (BBC2), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 and Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2).

His other TV appearances include ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘The Channel Four Comedy Gala’ (Channel 4),’Would I Lie To You’ (BBC1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV), ’Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ (BBC1), ‘Let’s Dance For Comic Relief’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking (Sky One), ‘The Omid Djalili Show’ (BBC1), ‘The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala’ (Channel 10 Australia), and ‘Comedy Central at the Comedy Store’ (Comedy Central).

On the radio, the second series of his sitcom ‘Hal’ (co-written with Dominic Holland) was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

When does Hal Cruttenden perform at The Lowry?

Hal Cruttenden performs at The Lowry on 6 October 2018.

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