Chris McCausland

chris mccausland

McCausland is originally from Liverpool, but has lived in Surrey since the mid 90s after moving there to study at Kingston University. After a spell as a web developer deteriorating eyesight prompted a change of direction and he turned to comedy in 2003. He suffers from a genetic eyesight condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and after a gradual deterioration of eyesight is now totally blind.

He first gave stand-up a go at a new act comedy night in Balham in July 2003. With in his first year performing stand-up he won the Jongleurs J2O Last Laugh competition, came runner-up in the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year and placed third in Channel 4′s So You Think You’re Funny competition.

Between 2005 and 2012 he took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters that also included BBC, ITV and Sky.

He has performed all over the world including across Asia and the Middle East and regularly travels the UK playing the country’s top comedy clubs.