Detail Than Any Reasonable Person Would Ever Need
Chris Gibbs has been a professional comedian since 1991,
when he began performing comedy shows on the street
in London’s Covent Garden.
For the next
11 years he toured full-time, performing at comedy,
theatre and street-theatre festivals throughout Europe,
as well as New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
Chris was also using his quick wit, sense of the absurd
and ability to think on his feet to become a regular
in London’s comedy scene as a stand-up and improviser.
He appeared in two comedy series on British TV, Net.Comedy
and the improv-based ‘Consequently’.
With the comedy duo Hoopal he wrote,
produced and performed in several critically acclaimed
theatre shows, each of which premiered in sell-out runs
at the Wellington Fringe Festival in New Zealand before
touring the Canadian Fringe circuit.
to Canada permanently in 2002, and he immediately toured
with his first one-man stand-up show, 'Gibberish'.
Audiences and critics loved his charming, self-deprecating
and occasionally very physical style and the show was
a huge success, playing to sell-out crowds at the Fringe
Festivals in Edmonton and Winnipeg, where it won ‘Best
of the Fest’. It won even more rave reviews when
remounted at the Toronto Fringe in 2007.
Chris has since developed two more stand-up shows at
the Winnipeg Fringe, performing to sell-out houses with
‘Chris Gibbs From The Neck Up’
in 2004 and ‘Who The Devil Are You?’
In 2003 he
toured the hit show ‘The Power of Ignorance
’, a mock motivational seminar co-written
with TJ Dawe. The script and ‘The Power
of Ignorance: 14 Steps To Using Your Ignorance’,
a spoof self-help book were both published in 2006.
In 2005 Chris
premiered ‘Antoine Feval’,
bringing his quick wit, stand-up and improv skills,
as well as a charming irreverence for the ‘rules’
of theatre to a one-man play about a kindhearted man
who believes he’s the sidekick to a famous Victorian
detective. The show won ‘Best of the Fest’
at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and was held over at
the Edmonton Fringe. The following year the show had
a sell-out run at the Toronto Fringe. In 2009 The show
won the Best Comedy award at the Montreal Fringe and
was invited to take part in the Just For Laughs Festival.
The show’s sequel, ‘The Further
Adventures of Antoine Feval’, premiered
at the 2008 Toronto Fringe.
Also in 2009
Chris brought out a new show, 'Like Father,
Like Son? Sorry.' A stand-up show about the
terrors of being a new father. The show won patron's
pick in the Toronto Fringe, was a sell-out hit at the
Winnipeg Fringe and went on to be invited to Toronto's
Next Stage Festival.
played with improv groups all over the world, and can
now be regularly seen at The Carnegie Hall Show,
as well as appearing as
a guest in many of Toronto’s regular improv nights.
He’s also shared the stage with other performers
in ‘The Macbeth Show’,
the Canadian Comedy Award-winning ‘Plan
"Live" From Outer Space’, and
The Rumoli Bros’ ‘An Inconvenient
even found time to branch out into other media, with
regular appearances on NBC’s comedy show 'Howie
Do It'. He had the lead role in the Canadian
Indie feature 'Run Robot Run', and
has written for CBC’s 'Definitely Not