Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Chris McCausland is a stand-up comedian and actor from Liverpool. While Chris refers to himself as ‘the blind comedian’, he doesn’t want to be defined by this. His blindness and attitude towards his blindness, however, makes his stand-up all the more compelling to witness. The nerve of a blind person who willingly stands on stage in front of an audience he cannot see, is undeniably impressive. And hearing anecdotes from the perspective of a person without sight is a unique experience in itself, as McCausland is able to show his audience a new way of approaching ideas.
Here we have a comic who is unwaveringly calm and collected on stage, appearing as though nothing could ever faze him. In this way, Chris is able to take his audience under his wing and we immediately trust him to deliver consistent and genuinely enjoyable observations from own life experiences.
Chris McCausland’s comedy is playful, tongue-in-cheek, and if he isn’t a household name within the year I will be surprised. Chris’s Live at the Apollo set from January 2018 is still available on BBC iPlayer