Who is Chris Henry?
Chris Henry is an award nominated, internationally touring ‘one man hurricane of humour’ (Broadway Baby) from Coatbridge, Scotland. A stalwart performer of the Scottish circuit with over a decade of experience, Chris has played some of the most reputable clubs in the UK and beyond, reaching 15+ countries worldwide. A regional finalist in The Scottish Sun’s Take The Mic competition, and finalist in the Scottish Comedian of the Year Competition Chris’s high energy, mischievous comedy style proves to be a hilarious winning formula when combined with refreshingly honest, and unpretentious anecdotes about his life, observations, travels and unforgettable lessons. In 2018, his smash hit ‘Around the World in 80 Dates’ sold out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and proceeded to tour to the world’s leading comedy festivals.
“A one man hurricane of humour”
“Henry’s comedy is quality”
The Upside News
“Charming, charismatic, and a little bit naughty”
From modest beginnings, Chris has worked tirelessly to entertain and build audiences all over the world and regularly appears on top billings in one of the most competitive professions in entertainment. A former Butlin’s Red Coat and holiday resort performer to internationally touring comedian, his 15 years of experience makes him a sure fire hit with crowds of all backgrounds. To date, Chris has performed in over 15 countries as far afield as America, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia.
In 2018, Chris sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with one of his three critically acclaimed touring comedy shows, ‘Around The World in 80 Dates’ at Underbelly. Promoters quickly took notice and booked him to play at comedy festivals internationally, including the legendary venue ‘The Classic’ at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, where Chris also performed at The Wellington Opera House alongside Paul Sinah and Urzila Carlson. His further two comedy brands, highlight just how versatile a performer he is ranging from sizzling adult singles night ‘F**k Tinder’ to the smash hit family show ‘Balloonatics’ which has also toured consistently with rave reviews (“Henry does not fail to amaze” – Scotsman).
Chris has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows in Scotland including BBC Radio Scotland’s MacAuley and Co, STV’s Late Late Show and BBC Scotland’s River City.
“Most stand-up these days try to shock and most crowds are unshockable. Chris Henry doesn’t try that hard to shock, instead he talks about things we think we recognise and succeeds in giving you a bit of a fright you never see coming. More than that he’s personable, so when he twists your preconceptions on their head, you thank him for it. In a way, he hands you your nuts, and you smile.” – Adam Brophy, Columnist for the Irish Times and Writer of “The Bad Dad’s Survival Guide”