Hailing from ‘The Rebel County’, Chris Kent gave up the day job as an electrician to pursue his calling in comedy. He emerged onto the Irish comedy scene in 2009 after winning the Bulmers Nuttin’ But Funny competition.
Chris is bringing his fifth solo show Moving On to the Linenhall Arts Centre on Friday, February 2, where Chris will give his new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever.
In 2010 Chris made his debut at one of Ireland’s biggest comedy festivals in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. His compelling storytelling then went on to win him the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy Festival later that year.
He quickly established himself on the Irish circuit and became sought out to open for some of his favourite acts, including Dylan Moran, David O’Doherty, PJ Gallagher, and Neil Delamare. In 2014 Chris took part in an Irish documentary The Stand Ups, which followed the lives of five Irish comedians. This gave a behind the scenes glimpse into the everyday life of a comedian, and followed Chris as he prepared for his third Edinburgh solo show ‘Corked’.
In 2015 Chris made his UK TV debut on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Shortly afterwards, he moved to the UK to try to establish himself on the UK comedy scene, where he has quickly become a favourite at some of the top clubs.