Chris Corcoran is a highly popular stand-up comic, writer and BBC radio and television presenter. Chris' most recent television series for BBC is 'Wales and the Other Five Nations' where he takes a fun look at the Six Nations it's characters and greatest moments. Chris interviewed Martin Johnson; puts Eddie Butler on the spot; asks Iuean Evans about his mud-moustache; mows the lawn of the Millennium Stadium and, finally, has the excuse to dress up as a valley girl - although, in truth, he didn't need much persuading.
Chris Corcoran co-hosts Rhod Gilbert's BBC Radio Wales Saturday morning programme and has also fronted two documentary series - 'Nice Club, No Trouble' and 'Chris Corcoran's Club Cultures' for the station. Chris has performed and directed the second series of the sitcom, 'Those That Can't', with Greg Davies, for BBC Radio Wales.
Chris is regularly gigging at some of the best comedy clubs in the country such as The Banana Cabaret and The Glee Club and, after supporting Rob Brydon on his live tour, did his own Welsh theatre tour, 'What Goes On Tour, Stays On Tour'
2010 saw Chris build on the sell-out success of his comedy theatre show 'Chris Corcoran's Committee Meeting' with up and coming Welsh comedian Elis James and featured special guests such as Lee Mack. At this time, Chris had his first comedy book, 'Random Thoughts', published.
Chris Corcoran will, of course, be familiar to millions of children (and Mums!) from the cult Cbeebies show Doodle Do and he was the writer and hilarious voice of Miss Bunny, the Welsh teddy bear on CBBC's live animated show Nelly Nut Live, both of which were BAFTA nominated, only one of which did he have to pretend puppets were real.
Other previous television projects have included Rob Brydon's' Identity Crisis for BBC Four; Max Boyce's World Cup Journey, Big Welsh Joke and Little Welsh Joke and the comedy Six Nations Rugby trails and the entertainment show Be... (where he has interviewed the likes of Cerys Matthews and Rufus Wainwright), Coal Stories, The Big Anthem Fawr, Stand Up if You're Welsh all for BBC Wales.
In 2004, Chris made his Edinburgh Festival debut when he performed his hilarious show 'Welsh Assembly'. His mission was to double the population of Wales by the end of the festival, persuading audiences to change nationality. He failed but in so doing managed to get a four star review in The Sunday Times and The British Theatre Guide. Chris returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010.
"Affectionate and charming" The Sunday Times ****
"Makes you feel good" The Times
"A funny, funny man" The Mirror
Chris Corcoran once again had a successful television programmes with – ' Korkey's Six Nations' 2012 BBC Wales - highlights, chats with Will Carling, Phil Bennett and training with Welsh team.
Chris' BBC Radio programmes are also going from strength to strength – a new series of 'The Chris Corcoran Show' BBC Radio Wales - showbiz interviews with Gareth Thomas, Tanni Grey Thompson, Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch, Nicholas Parsons, First Minister Carwyn Jones, Martyn Williams; Series 4 of 'Those That Can't' - Radio Wales sitcom and Series 1 of Social Club FM – another Radio Wales sitcom.
Chris Corcoran is a confident and accomplished corporate host and speaker in Wales and throughout the UK.
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