Rising star Chris Washington is taking the comedy industry and audiences by storm. In 2017 Chris was working full time in Wigan as a postman when he used all his annual leave to take his debut show Dream Big (Within Reason) to the world’s biggest arts festival with no management or PR and came home with a sparkling nomination for the coveted lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. A feel-good underdog story which he describes as getting five numbers and the bonus ball on the comedy lottery.
Likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”, in 2018 Chris headlined his own episode of Live From The BBC which aired on BBC One and BBC Three and was the most viewed of the series. He also wrote and performed in four online sketches for BBC Three’s Quickies series, earning over 5 million views and quickly becoming some of their most successful of the series.
Since then Chris has made appearances on The Super League Show, Radio 1’s The Comeback show, BBC Sounds' Blood On The Tracks, BBC 5Live's The Sarah Brett Show, the Mystery On The Rocks podcast, and co-hosted Jason Manford’s weekend radio show for Absolute Radio.
Chris is also a sought after voiceover artist with credits including McDonalds Radio and the Sewermen documentary for Channel 5.
2019 has seen Chris make his Australian debut, when he was invited to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of New Order. Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe this August with his newest solo hour Raconteur (which was noted in the British Comedy Guide as one of the best reviewed shows of the Fringe), Chris has supported both Jonathan Pie and Milton Jones on tour, and has been invited to perform in Dubai in 2020.
As a writer, Chris continues to develop a number of TV and radio projects, both solo and with his writing partner Paul Coleman, of the BAFTA award winning, Peter Kay's Car Share.
British Comedy Guide Recommended 2018
“A revelation” ★★★★ Chortle
“totally gripping” ★★★★ Short.com
"This sort of ease is rare indeed....he owns the stage" ★★★★ The Times
★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★One 4 Review ★★★★ Voice ★★★★ The List