Chris Kennett

Chris Kennett

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

Chris 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 was a writer and social media producer from 2010 until 2018.

During 2018 he worked as the writer and script co-ordinator for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s televised events (a role he has reprised every year since) before joining the writing team for The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, as well as its end-of-year special The Yearly. In this role he has been nominated for an AWGIE.

During 2017 he was Head Writer on the critically acclaimed ABC series Corey White’s Roadmap To Paradise. He also wrote the award-winning health worker-focussed web series A Second Opinion and contributed to the Sam Simmons vehicle Problems and popular kids sketch comedy series 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 was a co-host of the comedic podcast Internet Hate Machine, has been a weekly columnist for Beat magazine, is a regular contributor to The Big Issue, and has written online and print content for The Chaser.

Chris studied Professional Screenwriting at RMIT from 2006 to 2009 and is a full member of the Australian Writer’s Guild, where he was a selected participant in the Pathways program. His short film Noel was an official selection for the 2017 Setting Sun Film Festival, and he also directed Am I A Man Yet?, an official selection for the 2022 Multicultural Film Festival. His screenwriting work has been shortlisted for multiple awards.

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