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Chris Forrest is South Africa's answer to Steve Wright, the deadpan face of American stand-up. Chris' witty and cynical one-line humour is thought provoking and to the point. Totally nerdish and unflappable, his Drew Carey-looks and slowed-up delivery have ensured that audiences take to him enthusiastically.
Chris started his comedy career in 1999, at the Funny Farm Comedy Bar at the Randburg Waterfront. Now a constant favourite in the Comedy Express venues countrywide, he has the Ha Ha East Coast Radio Comedy Festival (Durban, August 2000, Septmeber 2001) and the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival (Johannesburg and Cape Town, October 2000) under his belt - audiences absolutely adored his refreshing humour. At the end of2000 his set won "comedy piece of the year" on 5fm. In 2001, he was voted runner-up in the first ever Comedy Underground Competition Red Bull, in which more than 30 comics competed, at Cool Runnings, Mellville. In 2002 he was a regular on the Heavyweight Comedy Jam which toured the country, and ended the year doing the laugh out loud concert at the sandton convention centre - the biggest comedy show in South Africa to date, which was also broadcast on SABC 3. In 2003 he became a regular feature on the Kingsize Comedy evenings all over South Africa. In August 2003 he performed at the Edinburgh Festival with the Cape comedy collective, as well as Headliners Comedy club in London. In September 2003 He won the Yfm Freshest Five Comedy Competition at the Newtown Music hall.
Since 2002 he has been a member of the highly popular "Improv Express" team, which does "Who's Line is it Anyway" style improvised comedy around the country.
is also a writer/performer on the "Pure Monate Show", the highly rated
comedy sketch show on SABC 1