LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST NEWCOMER NOMINEE
Rising star Chris Washington is taking the comedy industry and audiences alike by storm. With bags of northern charm, Chris is fresh from a hugely successful debut run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, during which he received a sparkling nomination for the coveted lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer with his solo stand-up hour, ‘Dream Big (Within Reason)’.
Re:Play Breakthrough Comedian of the Year Winner and a finalist in the Magners New Comedy Act in 2015, Chris has proved he’s a definite one to watch, being likened to a “Peter Kay for the smart phone generation”. A favourite on the live circuit he’s already supported the likes of Jason Manford and Tom Stade on tour and recently co-hosted Jason Manford’s weekend radio show for Absolute Radio.
2018 has started with a bang for Chris, in January he brought his aforementioned Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show to London’s Soho Theatre, followed by two sell-out shows at the Salford Lowry studio and invitations to perform at Latitude and Festival 41, Kendal Calling and Festival No. 6.
Alongside stand-up Chris also released two online sketches for BBC Three’s ‘Quickies’ series, both earning over 1 million views and becoming two of their most successful of the series. He also has another exciting scripted project in development for TV and this spring will make the step over to the small screen, headlining his own episode on the upcoming series of ‘Live From the BBC.’
Chris is currently preparing for his eagerly awaited second solo show, ‘You Beauty!’ which will debut at the Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
“Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff” – ★★★★ The List
“Funny, relatable and heartwarming” – Broadway Baby
“A timeless storytelling jokesmith” – Beyond The Joke
“A comic with full potential and a bright future” – Arts Award Voice
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