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Chris North

Chris North is a Radio Broadcaster and Stand Up Comedian from Sydney.

He left a 7 year career at a leading Investment Bank, scraped a living as a telemarketer, a check-out chick, and nightclub DJ, to realise his true calling as a communicator offering the greater Australian public access to stuff best served in the media: putting intelligent conversation between the ads, and great music amid the chat. It also meant he could make use of his other great talent, as a comedian.

In his 11th year of Commercial Broadcasting, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all fields of Radio and Television. In presentation, programming, audio production recording and editing, feature script writing and content production, he has worked at a Metro radio station standard since 2006.

As a Comedian, Chris is a regular MC and support feature on the Stand Up Circuit. He first came to light as the National Runner-Up of ‘Raw Comedy’ in 2003. He’s written for a number of TV and Radio programs. In 2010 and 2011 he performed sold out shows with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. His expressions tell the jokes just as well as his stories. He’s engaging and relatable.

"Chris North is lovable character whose timing and delivery is spot on." Herald Sun

"Chris’ engaging demeanor warms you… an uncanny ability to read a crowd an draw them out to “be” and “do” some of the funniest things."Bovis Lend Lease

His voice is commanding and flexible. From national advertising campaigns: Channel 9; Showtime Movies; Wakakirri Story Dance Festival; Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinemas. To the AV for major functions and ceremonies: Queensland Master Builders Awards; BHP Mitsubishi Awards; National Event Management Awards; Canteen. Chris has shared his skills as a lecturer and mentor with AFTRS (Australian Film and Television Radio School), and as a fundraising mentor with AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience).

Chris is currently On Air with Triple M Sydney and is the Studio Anchor/Executive Producer of Content for Merrick and the Highway Patrol – the Triple M National Drive Show featuring Merrick Watts.

His radio and television experience includes:

  • 2005-2007 – Channel 7 Local News Mackay – Feature Presenter

  • 2007-2009: Announcer and Audio Imaging Producer for DMG Radio (Vega 95.3/Nova 96.9);

  • 2007-2009: Writer, ABC Television “Sideshow with Paul McDermott” and “GNW” TV;

  • 2009: Writer, American/ Australian Comedy Network (ACN) Radio Prep Services;

  • 2009-2011: Announcer and Audio Imaging Producer, Triple M Sydney, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA); Program Host, Barry Digital Radio.

  • 2011: Channel 9 TV Promo “The Ashes” – Feature Lead

  • 2011: Channel 9 TV Promo “Ben Elton Live” – Comedy Bird

  • 2012- Current – Executive Producer of Content and Studio Anchor for “Merrick and the Highway Patrol” (SCA National Drive Show).

    "A seasoned performer whose stand-up demonstrates ease on stage and professional delivery. His songs – an integral tool of trade – go over swimmingly."

    Finally, Chris has developed a reputation as a sought after MC and Facilitator. He is experienced, versatile and professional, demonstrating the ability to handle diverse situations and maintain flow and continuity, whether it’s for an audience of ten or ten thousand. Chris North’s humour is inspired, clever, inclusive and, best of all, hilarious.

    "Chris North proved to be the ultimate emcee – captivating the audience all evening with his wit and charm. His dialogue on our industry issues was both dynamic and humorous, which kept our guests entertained throughout the entire event." Australian Meat Industry Council

    Clients include:

  • Toyota

  • BHP Mitubishi Alliance

  • Bayer (BSP) Beijing

  • The Australian Meat Industry Council

  • Queensland Master Builders Association

  • AFL Queensland

  • Wakakirri National Story Festival

  • Australia Post

  • Sydney Entertainment Centre

  • Sydney Football Stadium

  • Brisbane City Council

  • Bovis Lend Lease

  • Hilton Hotels Australia

  • Urban Purveyor Group (Lowenbrau)

    "Rhum loves Chris North. 4 Stars."

    “What do you think of my comedy bird?” Ben Elton

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