CHRIS FRANKLIN

CHRIS FRANKLIN

Chris is 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.

Launceston, TAS, Australia
Chris Franklin
 
Chris is 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. Chris is one of Australia's best feature comedians whose comedy touches on the delicate issues of beer, sport and relationships.
 
Chris lived in Papua New Guinea during his younger years and then joined the Royal Australian Navy where he spent the next eight years. He is a qualified chef, who was one of seven people chosen to cook for the Queen during her visit to Australia in the 80's. Chris then decided the Navy wasn't for him and took ten years 'off' to travel Australia.
 
Chris has now been performing comedy since October '97, and has risen to feature status in that small amount of time. His accomplishments include:
 
  • PBS Radio Golden Stom Award for Best Up & Coming Comedian
  • National Triple J Raw Comedy winner for Best New Comedian
  • Grand Finalist National Green Faces competition in Canberra
  • Third prize - The Comedy Hotel Sydney's 'Night of Nights'
  • Double Platinum sales for his hit single "Bloke"
  • Aria Nomination "best comedy release" for Bloke
  • Aria Nomination for 'Highest selling single"
  • Aria Nomination "best comedy release" for Mullet Head
 
Chris has performed with: Jimeoin, Steady Eddy, Garry Who, Carl Barron, Richard Stubbs, Elliot Goblet, Raymond J Bartholomew, Marty Fields,The Empty Pockets, Peter Rowsthorn, Bob Franklin, Stevie Starr and Mr Methane (just to name a few).
 
Chris' first CD single was released on January 31, 2000 through EMI Music Australia entitled 'Bloke'. It is a hilarious send up of Meredith Brooks' song 'Bitch'. The song landed at Number 15 first week in and subsequently went number one achieving platinum sales exceeding 120 000. It was the third highest selling single of that year.
 
Chris has released a further single which was nominated in the 2001 Aria Awards for "Best Comedy Release" entitled "Mullet Head" a parody of the hit single "Gimme Head" by The Radiators, who perform live on the single.
 
During 2001 Chris toured extensively with Steady Eddy in their hit live show "Guess Who's Pissed". And also tours regularly with The Radiators across Australia.
His TV credits to date include:
 
  • Hit & Run (Comedychannel)
  • Mars & Venus (WM Foxtel)
  • Good News Week
  • Live & Kicking (Channel 7 Melb)
  • Optus Vision (Melb),
  • A Current Affair (Nine Network)
  • Recovery
  • ABC Raw Comedy Special
  • Channel 31 (Melb),
  • Pizza (Freaky Pizza) (SBS)
  • The Footy Show - League (Nine Network)
  • The Footy Show - AFL (Nine Network)
  • Headliners (Foxtel)
 

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