An electric comedy night at the HippodromeHead to the Hippodrome for the best in the comedy biz – all in one night!
Headlining the show is the electrifying Hal Cruttenden. Hal is one of the top comedians working in the UK today, as well as being a highly accomplished writer and actor. Over the last year he’s performed on ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1), ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ (BBC1) and ‘Live at the Apollo’(BBC1 and 2) and most recently ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala’(C4) in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital in front of an audience of 16,000 at the O2 Arena, London, to name but a few.
His radio sitcom ‘Hal’ is currently being repeated on Radio 4 and a second series has been commissioned to be broadcast by the end of the year. Other radio appearances include being team captain on ‘Britain versus the World’ and spots on ‘Loose Ends’, ‘Act Your Age’, ‘Chat Show Roulette’ and ‘Four at the Store’ (all Radio 4).
Hal is currently touring his latest show ‘Straight Outta Cruttenden’ throughout the UK and we’re very happy he is taking time out to join us at the Hippodrome this March!
"One of the funniest comics on the circuit!" – Time Out
"Hilarious." – Evening Standard
Joining Hal is Paul McCaffrey, star of 'Impractical Jokers' (BBC Three). An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, The Alternative Vote (Absolute), Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football (Absolute) and Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour (BBC Radio 2). He also presents The Paul McCaffrey Show every Saturday morning on Jack FM.
Paul is an award-winning comedian (Latitude New Act of the Year, London Paper New Act of the Year) and headlines at the biggest comedy clubs in the country. He has performed four critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows as well as major music festivals: Reading, Leeds, V Festival, Bestival and Latitude.
"Never anything less than gut-bustlingly hilarious." – GQ
"McCaffrey simply has funny bones." – The Shortlist
And finally joining the lineup is Wendy Wason. An accomplished actress and comedian, Wendy has established herself with roles in 'Sherlock' (BBC1) 'Coupling' (BBC2) and 'The IT Crowd' (Channel 4) and numerous other projects, working with everyone from Benedict Cumberbatch to Johnny Depp and John Malkovich.
Whilst her acting career continues, her comedy career has taken off, with getting to the final of 'Funny Women' and semi-finals of 'So You Think You’re Funny' at the Edinburgh Fringe, then heading to America for NBC’s 'Last Comic Standing', while her charisma and wit ensured packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe with her much garnered solo shows.
She has performed in all the major UK clubs and was invited to the New York Comedy Festival and charmed audiences there too. She currently performs as part of The Cutting Edge at The Comedy Store in London and has written and stars in her own sitcom for BBC Scotland – 'Half My Age Plus Seven' broadcast in October 2014 and she writes for the Huffington Post.
“Wendy Wason is a natural raconteur. Chatty and charming." – The Scotsman
“She’s charming, clever and funny.” – The Sunday Times
Hosting will be top comic in his own right, Ian Stone! This lineup really is unmissable. Jump on the tickets now.
The theatre is housed within The Hippodrome Casino. All customers must be over 18. Customers who look under 25 must bring photographic ID.