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Chris Forrest Ovation SA Profile

Chris Forrest

Comedian - Master of Ceremonies - Versatile Performer - Entertainer - Presenter

With a career spanning over 20 years, Chris Forrest is often called a legend of South African Comedy. During that period, he’s developed a reputation as a professional, consistent, versatile performer, able to adapt to almost any crowd and leave them in fits of laughter every time.

In that time Chris Forrest has performed successfully at multiple festivals, both locally and internationally, graced both the big and small screen, most notably on the “Pure Monate Show”, Winning “Celebrity Masterchef”, hosting his own comedy game show “Is That A Fact?” and being a regular on Comedy Central in various roles, including having two of his own specials.

Chris Forrest worked at close a thousand corporate functions as a Master of Ceremonies, entertainer, facilitator, celebrity chef or team-building leader. These include everything from Golf days to conferences to product launches or basically anything you can think of. Showing no signs of slowing down, Chris is sure to be at the forefront of the South African comedy scene for at least the next 20 years as well.

One Man Shows:
• Chris Forrest, He’s a really nice guy (Sell out show)
• The Flipside
• The Guy from TV (Sell out show)
• Who’s Your Daddy? (Sell out show)

TV Appearances:
• Is That A Fact
• The Dan Nichol Show
• The Bantu Hour
• Next of next week
• Skwizas
• Celebrity Master Chef SA
• Colour Blind comedy special
• Chris Forrest Live at The Tesson
• Comedy Central Presents: Chris Forrest Live at Parker’s
• Generations
• The Pure Monate Show
• LNN with Loyiso Gola
• Sorted
• Komplex
• So You Think You’re Funny
• The Coconuts
• LOL M’zanzi Magic
• Numerous Guest Appearances on different talk shows and game shows.

• Sasol (Coach Joe)
• Vodacom (The “Yo” guy)
• E-Bucks (Four different versions of Chris Arguing)
• E-Bucks (hidden camera giving stuff away)
• Nando’s (2010 campign, make foreigners feel at home)
• Toyota (Mouth and voice of Buddy the Boxer)
• Showmax
• Betterbond
• Kulula

• Straight Outta Benoni
• Footskating 101
• White Wedding
• Blitz Patrollie
• District 9 (deleted scenes)
• Kings of Mulberry Street

Radio & Viral:
• COPPS on 947
• World cup correspondent for 5fm weekend breakfast
• Chev – will it tow campaign
• Co-host of LOLz on Ballz Radio
• The Mind of The Mystic Tokoloshe
• Oom Frik’s life advice
• 7’s Poker Face
• Virgin Active 2010 Super Fan Campaign.

Corporate Clients Include:
BHP Billiton, Sasol, MTN, Vodacom, FNB, Sunday Times, ROCCI, Microsoft, Samsung, Midas, First National Battery, Apple, Northgate, SAB, China Central Bank, Murray & Roberts, Nestle, Standard Bank, Gold Reef City, IBM, Waltons, Pick n Pay, Steffanutti Stocks, Spar, Federal Mogul, Shaft Sinkers, Turbovent, Business Connection, The Red Ants, Various Government Departments, Incredible Connection, Deutsche Bank, Kraft Foods, AMEX, UNISA, Rectron Technologies, Spur, Siemens, Experion, Sanlam, Coca-cola, Heineken, Subaru, Discovery, Clover, Momentum, Jacobs and many, many more.



Jacobs Coffee Magicians – Coffee Cheesecake

Everybody loves coffee, everybody loves cake, everybody loves cheese. Using Jacobs coffee, me and Pete Goffe-Wood aka the #CoffeeMagicians combine them to blow your mind in our new comedy cooking video.

Posted by Chris Forrest on Monday, 12 August 2019