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 week nightly 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 reprised in 2019 and 2020) before joining the writing team for ‘The Weekly With Charlie Pickering’, as well as its end-of-year special ‘The Yearly’.During 2017 he was Head Writer on the critically acclaimed ABC series ‘Corey White’s Roadmap To Paradise’. He has also written for 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 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 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.
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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 was a selected participant in the ‘Pathways’ program and has been shortlisted for multiple awards.

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