Chris Kennett

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Chris is a Melbourne-based writer with a diversity of experience in screen, stage, radio and print.

He was a senior writer and voiceover artist on Australia’s popular tonight show Rove from 2007 until its conclusion in 2009, and also helped develop the successful pitch for the weeknightly news / entertainment program The Project (formerly The 7PM Project), where he has been a writer and social media producer since 2010.

2010 also saw Chris write for two spectacular prime-time TV flops, short-lived quiz The White Room and football variety show The Bounce, before escaping to developing his own film and TV projects. In 2012 he worked on the ABC comedy series Problems as a writer and script consultant, and in 2013 contributed to ABC2 kid’s sketch show You’re Skitting Me.

For over six years Chris hosted radio station 3RRR's comedy program The Pinch, considered the ‘must-listen’ show for Melbourne’s comedy community, as well as hosting a semi-regular program on Triple J. He has written, directed and performed numerous stage productions for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe, and has appeared in on-screen roles on Rove and thecomedychannel’s The Mansion.

Chris has been a weekly columnist for Beat magazine, is a regular media columnist for The Big Issue, and has written online and print content for The Chaser.

Chris studied Professional Screenwriting at RMIT from 2006 to 2009, is co-founder of creative company Atomic Detectives and is a full member of the Australian Writer’s Guild, where he is a selected participant in the ‘Pathways’ program.
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