Chris Corcoran (Korkey) has been performing stand-up since 2002.
In 2009 he supported Rob Brydon on his stand up tour of Wales including five nights at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.
In the spring of 2010 Chris took to the roads of Wales with his own show What Goes on Tour, Stays on Tour, selling out at many of the major venues across the country.
Also in 2010 Chris wrote and presented Easy Ryder: Chris Corcoran’s Guide to the Ryder Cup for BBC1 Wales. He then wrote and presented two similar shows for the 2011 Six Nations Championship, Wales and the Other Five Nations: The England Game and Wales and the Other Five Nations: The Story So Far for BBC1 Wales. In 2011 he wrote and performed the comedy voice-over for BBC1 Wales Wales On Wheels.
2012 has been a busy year for Chris, In August he and fellow comedian, Elis James took their show The Committee Meeting to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving rave four and five star reviews across the board and the Guardian’s pick of the week.
He has also been working on a number of TV and Radio projects. 2012 saw Chris present his own light-hearted take of 2012 Six Nations for BBC2 Wales, Korkey’s Six Nations where he interviewed Will Carling, trained with the Welsh team and was a sports journalist for the day.
In the summer BBC Radio Wales gave him his own show, The Chris Corcoran Show in which he interviewed a variety of guests from Iwan Thomas, Barroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Gareth ‘Alfie’ Thomas, Mark Thomas and Sarah Millican.
Chris, has written and performed alongside Greg Davies in their radio sitcom, Those That Can’t for BBC Radio Wales, the fourth series of which was broadcast in the spring of 2012. His new sitcom Those Still Can, a spin-off of Those That Can’t is currently being considered by BBC Radio Wales.
2012 also saw Chris, alongside Elis James and Gareth Gwynn co-write and perform in Social Club FM for BBC Radio Wales, a sitcom spin-off of The Committee Meeting. Series one went down so well it is due to be released on CD and iTunes next year and series two has been commissioned for 2013.
On top of this, Chris is currently co-host with Rhod Gilbert on The Rhod Gilbert Show for BBC Radio Wales every Saturday morning at 11am.
Chris is a regular on the screens of BBC Wales, for the last three years he has written and performed voice-overs for the BBC Wales highlights show forChildren In Need and in 2010 he presented the show alongside Alex Jones.
Chris will also be familiar to millions of children (and Mum’s!) as the presenter of the cult children’s show, Ceebies’ Doodle Do and he was the writer and hilarious voice of cartoon teddy bear Miss Bunny on CBBC’s live animated show Nelly Nut Live, both of which were BAFTA nominated.