Carl Cooper

Chris Addison's Civilization
  • Chris Addison's Civilization

  • Based on his Perrier-nominated Edinburgh hit show of 2004, Chris Addison's Civilization is a comedy lecture series for Radio 4. It neatly follows on from Chris's first Radio 4 series, The Ape That Got Lucky. Western Civilization, like many very old things, is pretty much on its last legs. And if Western Civilization as we know it is dying sooner rather than later, we're going to have to build ourselves a new one. And how are we going to do that, then? Chris Addison's Civilization explores exactly what we need to create a new, shinier, betterer civilisation (apart from planning permission - that's obvious). Accompanying Chris on his journey is noted expert and renowned polymath Professor Austin Herring (Geoff McGivern). Dan Tetsell and Jo Enright are also on hand to illustrate the jokes, stories, wild conjecturing, half-truths and even facts that make up the lectures.

Chris Addison is an award-winning comedian who is well known for his stand-up shows, appearances on TV panel games such as Mock the Week and starring as Ollie Reeder in The Thick of It and Toby Wright in the film In The Loop. He has also directed thirteen episodes of Veep, winning an Emmy for his role as Executive Producer on the show and a Directors Guild of America Award for director of a comedy series. With Carl Cooper, he co-created the Sony Award-winning series The Ape that Got Lucky and Civilisation.

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