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 Live From The BBC which aired on BBC One and BBC Three and was the most viewed of the series. He also released 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. He has made appearances on The Super League Show, Radio 1’s The Comeback show and co-hosted Jason Manford’s weekend radio show for Absolute Radio.
Currently, Chris has a number of his own TV and Radio projects in development including two script commissions from the BBC for both TV and Radio, his own sitcom optioned and in development with Paul Coleman (Peter Kay’s Car Share), another scripted project with BBC Studios, a fact-ents show, his own radio show and in the spring he’ll be flying over to Melbourne for the International Comedy Festival before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe again this August.
British Comedy Guide Recommended 2018
“A revelation” ★★★★ Chortle
“totally gripping” ★★★★ Short.com