Critically Acclaimed Stand-Up Comedian
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Chris Addison is a critically acclaimed stand up, renowned for his versatility, his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery. Some of his previous solo Edinburgh shows have enjoyed sell out runs and were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award. His new sitcom for Sky Living, Trying Again, features talented comedians such as Jo Joyner, Charles Edwards and Alun Cochrane.
After starring in BBC Two’s multi-award winning comedy The Thick of It, for which he received a British Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer, Chris made his big screen debut in Academy Award nominated In the Loop, an exciting, fast paced political comedy that looks at what happens when the people in power realise their careers are on the line.
Over the years Chris has become even more recognisable on our screens, having appeared on Live at the Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and regularly on QI and Mock the Week. He has also appeared frequently as a panelist and as the host of Have I Got News For You.
Chris’s talent also extends behind the scenes, as he is an established writer who has written and starred in his own sitcom, Lab Rats, for BBC Two, and has written two books: Cautionary Tales for Grown-Ups and It Wasn’t Me. His further television writing credits include: Harry Hill’s TV Burp (ITV1) and TFI Friday (Channel 4).
Chris has enjoyed critical acclaim as one third of comedy show The Department (BBC Radio 4) and for his radio show The Ape That Got Lucky (BBC Radio 4), which won aSony Radio Academy Award in 2006. Last year Chris hosted 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 live with fellow comedians Andy Zaltzman and Sarah Millican.
In 2010 he returned to Edinburgh with his self titled show, which subsequently toured the country.
In 2011 Chris hosted an episode of Dave’s One Night Stand and authored an episode of My Funniest Year for Channel 4. Chris recorded his series Show and Tell for E4 and in the autumn he returned to his role as a regular member of the Mock the Week panel. Chris released his first DVD Chris Addison LIVE in Autumn 2011 before going on tour with his live show The Time is Now, Again.
More recently, he has starred in the TV programme Skins and he directed the second series of Sky Atlantic’s 2014 Emmy Award-nominated Veep.
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"It was the best event we have done so far and Chris Addison was certainly the best entertainer we have ever had (and we've had a few now) by a million miles. " Bestway Awards Dinner
"Chris Addison is a gifted comic a terrific technician whom you would trust to win over pretty much any room." The Times
"[Chris] was brilliant - they loved him, great feedback from the audience and the Chairman is very happy." Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
"The best Stand-up I've seen." The Observer