Chris Addison is a critically acclaimed stand up renowned for his versatility, his pacy, energetic routines and faultless delivery. Both his 2004 and 2005 solo Edinburghshows sold out, and were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award.
After starring in BBC2’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.
Increasingly well known on camera, 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 BBC2, 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 also 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 a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2006. Chris has 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.
In 2010 Chris began hosting 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 live with fellow comedians Andy Zaltzman and Sarah Millican. Chris also became a regular cast member on E4’s cult hit Skins. He returned toEdinburgh with his self titled show, which subsequently toured the country.
So far 2011 has seen Chris host an episode of Dave’s One Night Stand and author an episode of My Funniest Year for Channel 4. Later this year Chris will be recording his series Show and Tell for E4 and he shall be reprising his role as a regular member of the Mock the Week panel. Chris will be back touring the country with his new live show The Time is Now Again at the end of the year.