Chris Britten has the reputation of being one of the best ‘value for money’ acts on the circuit. Chris has been an entertainer since the age of 14. After a period of being lead singer with several bands Chris decided to go solo about 11 years ago and add comedy to his catalogue of songs which span the decades.
2008 Was a very successful one for Chris. He appeared in ‘Summer Season’ in the SUMMER SPECTACULAR
Show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough
as the show’s comedian (See reviews below) He also made his debut for P&O Cruises
working on their flagship Cruise-liner, The Ventura.
(see reviews below)
2009 was also a superb year with more work for P & O
working on the Oceana
. Also working for Thompson Gold
. Chris Also appeared as ‘Guest Comedian’ at the Scarborough Summer season show again.
He has worked the Northern club circuit with considerable success being booked back at 95% of the venues he plays. He has also done work at many Hotels and Holiday parks such as, Britania Hotels
, Hilton Hotels
, Warner’s and Haven
as well as many private bookings. Chris does Golf Clubs
as well as other sporting clubs. He specialises in presentation nights for Golf, bowls, darts etc although Chris will not do football or pool presentations.
His comedy can be described as cheeky, but not blue. Although he can work absolutely squeaky clean if necessary. In 2005, Chris won the Northern Concert Secs, ‘Comedian of the year’. He does lots of work as a pure stand up comic and has done Sportsman’s dinners, Lancashire nights and other after dinner work. Chris is also an experienced MC for such events and has worked with many of the country’s top sporting stars and other distinguished speakers.
As a singer Chris has a range of songs which span the decades. Chris can do ballads, swing, 60’s, and 70’s and does a really good dance spot to get everyone on the dance floor.
Chris also specialises in Masonic and Rotary work
. Being a freemason himself (currently a Past Master at his Lodge) Chris knows exactly what is required for these events. He has done, Ladies Nights, Cabaret & Social Nights and after dinner work both at Provincial as well as Lodge level. He also sings the songs at the social board such as the ‘Masters song’, ‘the entered apprentice song’ and ‘May the Queen live forever’. Chris also does the ‘Ladies songs’ whilst presenting the roses.
“A giggle inducing, comfy settee of a comedian with some great lines” - The Stage newspaper
“He really got the audience going and had them eating out of his hand” - The Scarborough Evening News
“Works an audience better than most comedians and had them in stitches." - The Yorkshire Post
"Chris Britten is a very popular comedian with excellent customer feedback and comedic skills.” - P&O Cruises
“Chris is just the type of comedian we are looking for. A little cheeky but nothing blue or rude. Our guests love his style of humour." - Brittania Hotels
“Chris is a lovely singer with a superb voice. He is probably the best value for money and versatile acts we use" - The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancs
Chris does a ‘one man show’ which is superb value for money. The first spot is a ‘rib ticklingly’ funny stand up comedy spot which can last for 45 mins to 75 mins. The second spot is singing with bits of comedy thrown in. Chris also does a request spot which involved the audience in what he sings. Usually Chris has no idea which songs he will be singing, it is all up to the audience who fill in a request sheet in the interval.
Chris can work any length of spots required 3 x 30 mins. 2 x 45 mins. 2 x 1 hours or whatever is reqd. Chris has done 3 and a half hours non stop before now.
Chris works for the majority of the better entertainment agency’s in the North and enjoys the reputation of being hard working, 100% reliable and offers superb value for money as they are booking a quality singer plus award winning comedian. Chris is fully self contained with excellent equipment.
As an ‘All round’ entertainer, Chris Britten has few peers. Good comedy / vocalists are extremely hard to find these days and very few enjoy the enviable reputation that Chris has earned over the last 10 years.