Chris Washington is a very enjoyable performer to listen to, largely down to his admirably laid-back delivery. This comic is down to earth and confident, and he doesn’t try to allude to something he is not.
Performing his 2017 show Dream Big (Within Reason) on the latest series of Live at the BBC, Washington talks about having small ambitions, not through fear of failure, but due to being genuinely content with his lot. He appreciates the small things in life; he’s got a Dyson for downstairs and a Dyson for upstairs.
His anecdotes are idiosyncratic, yet believable, with hints of loving nostalgia for his school days interwoven within them. And the effect is a heart-warming one. Chris has a way to his comedy that reminds us of the simple pleasures of childhood, but also of where we’re at now. This show encourages stopping and looking back on your life, with all its peaks and troughs, taking a deep breath and assessing what is important, and what to feel grateful for.
Chris Washington, as well as clearly being a nice guy, is a performer who understands how to give just enough of himself to his audience, allowing us to relate to aspects of him but leaving us wanting more.