Chris Parker


Actor, MC, Entertainer, Host, Writer

The hilarious Chris Parker has worked as an actor, writer and comedian all around NZ. Along with fellow comedian and friend Tom Sainsbury, Chris co-wrote and performed the NZ International Comedy Festival cult hits Camping, D.O.Cing and Giggly Gerties. His first solo performance, No More Dancing in the Good Room, earned him the 2015 Best Newcomer Award for NZICF, and in 2018 Chris won the Fred Award for best show at the NZ International Comedy Festival. Chris’s funny takes on life and his fun personality have given him a sizeable fan base across social media, where his ability to make others laugh shows why he has come so far already as a comedy entertainer.

Chris is no stranger to being in front of an audience, he has worked as an improviser for a decade now. Performing weekly at the sell out show Snort Comedy at Auckland’s Basement Theatre, has gifted Chris with razor sharp wit and ability for off the cuff remarks. With over 100 live shows under his belt Chris has absolutely no trouble grabbing an audience's attention!


Auckland, New Zealand

Testimonials (4)

Sound of Music - Auckland Live

Chris Parker was fantastic to work with for our production. Super professional with media; the perfect mix of prepared and adaptable. We got some great media coverage due to Chris’ humorous, warm style which conveyed what an enjoyable event it would be. Chris owned the role as the Host. He adapted the script to make it current and his humour with the broad audience was pitched at just the right level – providing laughs and pacing as well as covering all logistics. Chris was a real pleasure to work with for everyone involved in this production. I highly recommend Chris Parker for any event or show where you require energy, intelligent humour and professionalism.

Elizabeth O'Halloran | Account Manager | Auckland Live