Chris Forrest – Conference Comedian has been on the forefront of the South African comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humor, quick wit and intelligent comedy, has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and he ensured that audiences are left in stitches, wherever he goes.
Equally at home, MC’ing an evening or just doing a spot, Chris started out at the ‘Funny Farm’ at (what was then called the Randburg Waterfront) and he has since gone on to perform at every worthwhile comedy club, showcase or festival in the country, including South Africa’s premier comedy show
The 46664 ‘It’s No Joke’ comedy show, as one of South Africa’s top 10 comics. Book through Speakers Inc
He is also a regular on the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, The Blacks Only Show and the Kingsize Comedy Show.
His international festivals include the Edinburgh Festival, The Lyric Theatre in London, not to mention major festivals in Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland. In 2013 he hosted the prestigious Comics Choice Awards – look out for Chris on Celebrity Masterchef starting in Jan 2015.
Chris has also hosted his own episode of ‘Comedy Central Presents Live at Parker’s’ and he has performed four successful one-man shows, namely ‘Chris Forrest, he’s a really nice guy’ which was recently broadcast on Comedy Central, ‘The Flipside’. ‘The Guy from TV’ and most recently, ‘Who’s Your Daddy?’
As one of SA’s comedy’s most versatile performers, Chris has worked in almost every facet of comedy, including standup comedy, improv comedy, sketch comedy (stage, TV and radio), sitcom, feature films, industrial theatre, numerous TV adverts, a comedy rap album and many more weird and wonderful things.
Chris Forrest – Conference Comedian also prides himself in his ability to ‘cross over’, having successfully entertained people of all races, religions, colors and creeds, across the length and breadth of the country as well as internationally. Follow Speakers Inc on Twitter
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