About

Comedy person, roughly hewn ham statue, writer, presenter, buddy cop sidekick and hater of authority figures. Chris wants you to listen to him.

Fresh from a sell out run of his new show ‘Distant’ at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, being nominated for What’s On magazine’s Best Comedian 2016 and recently hand-picked to support Reginald D. Hunter on tour Chris is currently taking the comedy scene by storm with his mix of light hearted anecdotes and cultural satire. After going viral last year Chris’ popularity has rocketed and you can now see him performing in all of the major UK comedy clubs. Chris is also massively popular with corporate clients. Owner of Comedy 42, Staffordshire’s best regular comedy show, and Dark Times, appearing at both The Stand and The Comedy Store in 2016, Chris will soon be a household name.

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“Charismatic and entertaining” – Comedy Central

“Had the crowd roaring, lapped it up . Full of energy, loud, charismatic. Lovely.” – The Stand

You can currently find Chris gigging at some of the most prestigious comedy venues in the country including:

  • Glee
  • Outside the Box
  • Comedy Store
  • Comedy Central
  • The Stand
  • Jongleurs
  • Komedia
  • TED
  • The Comedy Floor
  • Joker’s Club
  • Buzz
  • Bottle Rocket …plus many more

Quotes  –

  • “Had the crowd roaring, lapped it up . Full of energy, loud, charismatic. Lovely.” – The Stand
  • “Great Stuff!” – Stewart Francis
  • “Charismatic and entertaining”  – Comedy Central
  • “Top stuff. You were confident, funny and self deprecating” – Jack Whitehall
  • “Fantastic Set” – Adam Bloom
  • “Lovely performance” – Lucy Porter
  • “Amazing material” – Shappi Khorsandi
  • “Thoroughly nice chap” – Dave Gorman
  • “The highlight of the Boardmasters festival, just so so funny” – David Cook, Stage Manager.
  • “Chris Purchase is an act in that enviable adolescent growth spurt period of a comedy career who improves every time I see him. Either as an act or an MC he improves any bill he is on and almost as importantly he is pleasant and reliable to work with.” Yianni
  • “Showed that looks can be deceiving as he delivered his satanic material in beige trousers and hand knitted cardigan. His set focused on his turbulent past with some very personal moments touching on depression, his attempted suicides, and the custody battle for his young children. I know, this doesn’t sound like a hilarious combination, but his charm shone through: Gags were carefully woven together with satire so that you were hanging off his every word. His anecdotes were witty and endearing, truly personal reflections” Northwestern.co.uk

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