Chris Addison

Critically acclaimed comedy actor, stand up and star of BBC's 'The Thick of It'

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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 Edinburgh shows sold out, and were nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award.

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.

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 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 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 also 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 to Edinburgh with his self titled show, which subsequently toured the country.

2011 saw Chris host an episode of Dave's One Night Stand and author an episode of My Funniest Year for Channel 4. Later that year he recorded his series Show and Tell for E4 and reprised his role as a regular member of the Mock the Week panel.


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. Thank you very much.

Bestway Awards Dinner.

Great evening, thank you! Everyone had a great time. Thanks so much to Chris Addison...

MD, Aurora World.

Chris Addison is a gifted comic a terrific technician whom you would trust to win over pretty much any room.

The Times.

[Chris Addison] was brilliant - they loved him, great feedback from the audience and the Chairman is very happy. Please pass my personal thanks to Chris – and my thanks to you too for this one.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, annual dinner.

[Chris Addison and Joe Wilkinson were] brilliant! They were fantastic and very professional. The client was really pleased and appreciated the efforts from both.

Olympics LOCOG Orientation Event Training for Games Makers VT.

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Critically acclaimed comedy actor, stand up and star of BBC's 'The Thick of It'

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