Comedy profile: Hal Cruttenden

Read our quickfire interview with Hal Cruttenden plus find out when he's on tour in London

Quickfire interview with Hal Cruttenden

How would you describe your style of comedy?

‘It’s observational, camp, but occasionally dark and biting, and also slightly political. You can’t put me in a box, fascist!’

What’s the best/worst thing about being a comedian?

‘The best thing is the fact that I don’t have a boss telling me what to do. Actually, that’s also the worst thing.’

What’s been your career highlight?

‘Performing at the Royal Variety Performance in 2009. It was ridiculously camp but I was, surprisingly, very at home.’

What’s your most memorable gig, good or bad?

‘Nine years ago I had a wonderful Edinburgh Fringe show in front of an audience of nine. It was my smallest crowd of the run but the best show of the festival. I should have taken their numbers as we should’ve kept in touch.’

What’s your favourite children’s joke?

‘What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick.’

Watch Hal Cruttenden perform