About

The look for my 2020 show “I thought it would be nice” taken by Rory Gillen.

I’m an MC, stand-up comedian and writer with 46 years’ experience at life, some parenting and the odd career in journalism, communications and events under my belt. In 2019, after seven years in comedy, I was given the title of Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival and performed for the troops in Iraq.

In 2020, I’m touring my new festival show I thought it would be nice in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. As well as MC’ing and running a monthly comedy room, Beyond Comedy with help from my mate Mel Fernandez, I’ve had a lot of pretty big gigs to date.

In 2019, I performed in the Sydney Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Enmore Theatre) and Closing Night Gala (Sydney Town Hall), entertained Australian troops in Iraq and Camp Baird and opened for international comedy stars Ronny Chieng and Demetri Martin (US).  I was selected to be in the Sydney Comedy Festival’s Fresh Program of up and coming Australian comedians to watch. I have toured NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and Tasmania as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase. Previously, I’ve had the pleasure of performing multiple times in the Canberra Comedy Festival Gala and Fearless Comedy Galas for charity as well as doing sets at TEDxCanberra and Floriade Nightfest. 

 “She seems to be one of those rare comedians that are so good at what they do, and so comfortable doing it, that they make comedy seem easy. She commanded the attention of the room effortlessly; she evoked waves of laughter without so much as a sweat.” BMA Magazine (May 2019)

“Chris was in total control from the moment she hit the stage, a comedian with a unique outlook and broad appeal.” Justin Hamilton, Head Writer Show Me the Movie (Network Ten)

“Unapologetic and ruthlessly clever, one of Canberra’s funniest people.” Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour (2018)

I’m always looking for new gigs and opportunities to expand my work into new media so if you have a podcast, radio, tv or other presenting or panelist gig please be in touch, I’d love to hear from you.

I run a regular comedy club, Beyond Comedy in Weston Creek on the last Friday of each month. I sell tickets online via TryBooking and list the gigs HERE ON MY GIGS PAGE.

All Canberra comedy gigs are also listed on the Comedy ACT website.