Chris Addison is a stand-up comedian, author, actor and writer who is probably best known today for his roles in BBC TV series The Thick of It and the film spin-off In The Loop.

Chris began stand-up in 1995, aged 23, and won the City Life Comedian of the Year that very same year! He subsequently performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, garnering Perrier Comedy Award nominations. Two of his shows were later adapted for Radio 4.

Chris has also written two books, both published by Hodder and Stoughton: “Cautionary Tales for Grown Ups” in 2006, followed by “It Wasn’t Me: Why Everybody is to Blame and You’re Not” in 2008. Books, vids, etc

Chris is on tour in early 2010, check out his official website for details:

logoiconStand-up, Radio, TV, films – where is your book, stadium tour and film directorial debut?

Chris AddisonI already wrote 2 books. My favourite is I loved writing it. I did a stadium tour, but in 1972, so you won’t remember.

logoiconYou’ve been in a TV series and film from the mind of Armando Iannucci – how amazing do you find that? How can it be topped?

Chris AddisonUnbelievable. If you’d told the student me it’d happen I would have exploded. Toppable only by working with the young Julie Christie.

logoiconSo, you’ve been on twitter since Jan 2009 and have nearly 7k followers. Enjoying it? Who do you enjoy following?

Chris AddisonI love it a bit too much. Top follows inc. @simonblackwell @ianmartin @jeremylimb @geofflloyd @Schiaparelli @rebeccafront @dotwinter. Funny.

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