Talent

Chris Cantrill

About Chris

Christopher is a comedian, writer and actor from Yorkshire. With a knack for everyday surrealism and rapid-fire punchlines, he’s rapidly established himself as a distinctive comic voice.


His original writing won him a place on the BBC’s Comedy Room, a programme designed to help mentor emerging comic talent. He’s appeared on Sky, BBC3, All4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. He’s also written for Channel 4, BBC3, Cbeebies and BBC Radio 4 Extra.


Christopher is also one half of The Delightful Sausage, an award-winning comedy double act who were nominated for the prestigious ‘Best Show’ prize at the Edinburgh fringe festival. They’ve recently made their TV debut onHarry Hill’s Clubnite (Channel 4) and enjoyed a 2 week run at the Soho Theatre with their critically lauded show, Ginster’s Paradise ( “Funny and hilariously sinister” The Times). They’ve also just launched Tiredness Kills, an innovative sleep avoidance podcast which has proven a big hit with listeners.

He’s currently writing his debut feature film which he’s described as ‘a working class nightmare for anyone who’s ever been on Twitter’. When not working he’s a father to a child who doesn’t respect his authority on any level.

Press & reviews


“Simple and bizarre punchlines with unerring skill” | Ed Fest Mag - ★★★★★


As The Delightful Sausage


“One of the best acts in Edinburgh” | Wee Review - ★★★★★

“A cult hit” | Guardian - ★★★★

“Fun and hilariously sinister” | The Times - ★★★★

“Solid belly laugh bits, silly sprinkled jokey stuff and a fair old dollop of delicious dark material” | The Scotsman - ★★★★

“Cantrill and Gledhill have the ideas, the smarts and a king-size sense of fun”| Chortle - ★★★★

“The double act already possesses charisma equal to legends like The Two Ronnies” | Ed Fest Mag - ★★★★

“pure likeability and unmatchable chemistry” | The Skinny - ★★★★


Accolades


As The Delightful Sausage


  • Nominee - ‘Best show’ | Edinburgh Fringe Festival | 2019

  • Winner - ‘Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act’ | Chortle Awards | 2020

  • Winner - ‘Best Alternative Act’ | North West Comedy Awards | 2019


As Chris Cantrill


  • Winner - ‘Comedian of the Year’ | Comedy Hat Competition | 2016

  • Finalist - ‘New Comedian of the Year’ | Leicester Square Competition | 2013

Credits

TELEVISION


HARRY HILL’S CLUBNITE Self Channel 4
BBC QUICKIE: INTERNET ARGUMENTS IN REAL LIFE Woke Hermish BBC Three Tom Levinge




STAGE


THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE Regeneration Game Soho Theatre Amy Gledhill/Chris Cantrill
THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE Cold Hard Cache Soho Theatre Amy Gledhill/Chris Cantrill
THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE Cold Hard Cache NextUp Stuart Laws