Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 2009
BBC Comedy Presents: BBC @ Potterow, Edinburgh, 2011
The Big Comedy Gala in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Support: Venue 150@EICC, Edinburgh, 2012
Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2014
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2017
Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out of The House: Leicester Square Theatre, London, 2018
Jason Manford Presents The Weekly Stand Up: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
Chris Ramsey is an effortlessly funny UK Northeast comedian. It is virtually impossible not to engage with his warm and likeable personality and I have watched him rise through the comedy ranks at the Edinburgh fringe from performing small routines and guest spots to compering showcases and delivering his own show.
Ramsey is a boisterous storyteller who built a great rapport with the audience as the performance continued. In 2017, he performed a full tour one hour preview for Always Be Comedy and his extremely informal and affable approach to comedy won over the audience.
I went to see Ramsey’s new tour: Just Happy To Get Out of The House at the Leicester Square Theatre, London in June 2018. On stage, he delivered stories about family life with enthusiasm and lots of his incredibly friendly charm and wit.
Ramsey’s material was conveyed with lively sparks of energy resulting in constant belly laughter from the crowd. He managed to find comedy in some of the most unlikely scenarios and thoroughly engaged with the late-night crowd. Ramsey was extremely talented, very likeable, above all very funny and a great comedian.
Following on from their phenomenal online success with the podcast Shagged, Married, Annoyed, Ramsey and his wife Rosie were interviewed by Jason Manford for his Weekly Stand Up online show that I watched in July 2020. The podcast about life, relationships, parenting, growing up and is available to listen here:
The Ramsey’s were both very warm, funny and quick witted and deserve continued success.
Having not performed in London in three years, Ramsey made a triumphant comeback at Always Be Comedy live in August 2021. Performing new material for his forthcoming 20/20 tour, subjects included taking baths, bin liners, his family, and his popular recent appearance on TV’s Strictly Come Dancing. One of the funniest hours of comedy I have seen all year, I was sobbing with laughter as Ramsey delivered a superb set. It was great to have him back live on stage as he proved once again that he is a great comedian.