Chris Washington

Chris is a Comedian, Writer, Actor & Voice Over Artist. 

 

Wigan born Chris began performing comedy in 2012 and in 2017 made his Edinburgh Fringe debut with his self-produced show 'Dream Big (Within Reason)' after taking all his annual leave in his full-time job as a postman. The gamble paid off and Chris received a nomination for Best Newcomer despite having no management, promoter or PR. A feel-good underdog story which he describes as getting five numbers and the bonus ball on the comedy lottery.

 

Six months later, Chris posted his last letter, calling it day on a glittering 10 year career as a postman.  He made his TV debut on BBC1 with a 30 minute stand up special ‘Live from the BBC’.  Likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”, Chris has also appeared on 'Mock the Week', 'House of Games', 'Stand Up for Live Comedy' (BBC) and 'The Stand Up Sketch Show' (ITV2) as well as hosting a podcast and Radio shows for Radio X.

Chris followed up his award nominated Edinburgh debut with 2 more shows at the Pleasance.  In 2018, ‘You Beauty’ and in 2019, 'Raconteur' which was one of the best reviewed shows at the festival according to the British Comedy Guide. 2019 also saw Chris make his Australian debut, when he was invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of New Order. In 2022 Chris will return to the Edinburgh fringe with his fourth Solo hour.

A regular on the UK comedy circuit, Chris can be found at comedy clubs across the land as well as being a support favourite for the likes of John Bishop, Jason Manford, Kevin Bridges, Milton Jones and Jonathan Pie. 

 

Chris is an accomplished writer.  He has written and starred in a series of viral sketches for BBC three Quickies, which amassed over 15 million views. He currently has a number of scripted projects in development with various production companies both solo and with BAFTA winning writing partner Paul Coleman.

Chris is also an established voice over artist, voicing ads for McDonalds, Moonpig, Deliveroo, American Express and narrating Serwermen an 8-part docuseries for Channel 5 about United Utilities and has just began work on a new 40 part series for the same channel.

 

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Chortle

“A MASTER OF STORYTELLING"

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“A MAINSTREAM COMEDY STAR IN THE MAKING”

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“IF YOU LIKE YOUR COMEDY FUNNY, WASHINGTON'S YOUR MAN”

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“TURNING MUNDANE ANECDOTES IN TO HYSTERICAL STAND UP SET-PIECES” 

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