Chris is one of Australia’s premier comedy stars. He’s an Aussie bloke, a yobbo or a bogan, from his flannelette shirt to his double plugger thongs. His ‘Hoganesque’ style of comedy appeals to every average Australian and touches on the delicate issues of beer, sport and relationships – he’s also had a number 1 hit single entitled ‘Bloke’. Not bad for someone who can’t sing.
Chris has performed with such comedy legends as: Jimeoin, Steady Eddy, Garry Who, Carl Barron, Anh Do, Dave Hughes, Elliot Goblet, Raymond J Bartholomew, Marty Fields, The Empty Pockets, Peter Rowsthorn, Bob Franklin, Ross Daniels, Tom Green, Jim Jeffries, Stevie Starr, Mr Methane, and rock bands, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, The Screaming Jets, Yothu Yindi and The Radiators. He has even worked with international music stars like Santana, Chris Isaak, Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs, Status Quo, Tony Joe White & Bonnie Raitt.
Chris has also done five TOURS OF DUTY, travelling to The Solomon Island, East Timor, Iraq and twice to Afghanistan, to entertain the Aussie troops and help keep their spirits high. Chris has also performed around the world, in Scotland, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, New Guinea, The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and America. Chris has headlined and Mc’d every major comedy club in Australia and quite a few around the world. He is regarded by his peers as one of the best in the business. He is equally at home addressing a four-course corporate function, A country football club, or the front bar of your local pub.
Lars Callieou – Special Guest
With a resumé that includes performing in 25 countries, Lars has toured with the likes of Bob Saget, Joan Rivers and Kathleen Madigan. He’s performed at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas and the Halifax Comedy Festival in… well… Halifax and he’s appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival every non-pandemic year since 2015.
Don’t miss Chris “The Bloke” Franklin at Freddy’s Brewpub!