Chris Addison is a highly acclaimed comedian and actor, renowned for his energetic delivery and incisive wit. His lecture-style comedy shows play to packed houses, with sell-out appearances at Edinburgh gaining nominations for the prestigious Perrier Award.
On TV, he is best known for his role as Oliver Reeder in BBC 2's The Thick Of It - described as the 21st century's answer to Yes Minister - for which he received a British Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer. Other TV work includes Sky's Trying Again, a sitcom he co-created with Simon Blackwell, and regular appearances as a panellist on QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, which he has also hosted.
Radio work includes The Ape That Got Lucky (BBC Radio 4), which won a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2006, and the comedy show The Department (BBC Radio 4). Chris also hosted 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live with fellow comedians Andy Zaltzman and Sarah Millican.
Chris's TV career took a further step forward in 2014 when he directed three episodes of VEEP, a US TV comedy set in the same universe as The Thick of It. As well as directing, Chris was Supervising Producer on all episodes of the series. His talent behind the screens also includes writing the sitcom Lab Rats (BBC Two) – which he starred in - as well as writing for Harry Hill's TV Burp (ITV1) and TFI Friday (Channel 4). Chris has authored two books: Cautionary Tales for Grown-Ups and It Wasn't Me.
Movie work is yet another addition to Chris's portfolio of talent. He appeared in the feature film In the Loop, another spin-off from The Thick Of It, and in 2013 starred alongside Steve Coogan and Anna Friel in Michael Winterbottom's film The Look of Love, a biopic about porn and property baron Paul Raymond.
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- Regular on Mock the Week and co-creator and co-host of the hugely successful mega-hit podcast, Off Menu with James Acaster.
- Leigh widely known and loved as Keith Lemon whom he introduced to the unsuspecting world in 2007 via Keith Lemon’s Very Brilliant World Tour.
- Team captain on BBC One’s ever popular Would I Lie To You