By Chloe Kerfoot, What’s On Writer

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

Hal Cruttenden is back on tour, bringing his brand-new nationwide show ‘It’s Best You Hear It From Me’ to the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Friday March 3 2023.

The former Perrier award nominee has been one of the top touring stand-up comedians in the UK and Ireland for the last 10 years, as well as being a highly accomplished writer, presenter and actor.

He has also performed at the Montreal, Melbourne, and New Zealand comedy festivals, and he has recorded three stand-up specials ‘Tough Luvvie’ (, ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ (Amazon Prime), and ‘Chubster’ ( and Amazon Prime).

He has also made several appearances on ‘The One Show’ (BBC1), ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (BBC2 & Channel 4) and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ (BBC2).

‘It’s Best You Hear It From Me’ finds Hal single again after 21 years and 224 days of marriage. But everything will be fine.

Instead of going to therapy, he’s turned his impending divorce into a hilarious show. He’s lost enough weight to almost take off his wedding ring, and while he’s flying solo, he’s not alone; he’s got grown-up daughters, dogs, and a divorce lawyer.

Hal and his soon-to-be ex-wife Dawn are among the growing number of ‘grey’ divorces. But this show isn’t just for divorcees and lonely singles in need of a pick-me-up. It’s also for blissfully happy couples who can’t imagine their marriage failing and losing that smug look on their faces!

This show not only makes you laugh, but it also gives hope and a shared experience to the 42% of the UK population who divorce – just don’t tell them that 60% of second marriages also end in divorce!

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

The show on March 3 will begin at 8pm and end at 9.40pm. Standard ticket prices cost £21. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office on 01484 430528 or online at

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