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Chris McCausland Wikipedia
Chris McCausland (born 1977) is a British stand-up comedian and actor, best known for his role as Rudi in the Cbeebies show Me Too!. He regularly appears at comedy venues around the United Kingdom, including The Comedy Store.
McCausland was born in West Derby Village in Liverpool, but has lived in Surbiton near Kingston Upon Thames since 1996, after moving there to study at Kingston University. from which he graduated in 2000, with a BSc Honours in software engineering. After a spell as a web developer, deteriorating eyesight prompted a change of direction, and Chris worked in sales for a number of years, during which time McCausland first performed stand-up comedy in 2003. He is married with a daughter.
He first gave stand up a go, at a new act comedy night in Balham in July 2003. With in his first year performing stand up, he won the Jongleurs J2O Last Laugh competition, came runner up in the Laughing Horse New Act of The Year, and placed third in Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny competition.
Between 2005 and 2012, he took six different stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2011 was awarded the Creative Diversity Award for comedy by a Channel 4 led panel of broadcasters, that also included BBC, ITV and Sky. He has performed all over the world, including across Asia and the Middle East, and regularly travels the United Kingdom playing the countries top comedy clubs.
In 2014, he fronted a national television advert for Barclays, to promote the benefits of their new talking cash machines. In 2014, he starred in the Jimmy McGovern drama series Moving On, alongside Anna Crilly and Neil Fitzmaurice. In 2012, he appeared alongside fellow comedians in Jimmy Carr's Comedians Special charity episode of Celebrity Deal or No Deal.
He has appeared in three series of At The Comedy Store in 2008 for Paramount Comedy, and in 2010 and 2012 for Comedy Central. In 2011 he appeared in ITV's series Stand-up Hero. In 2010, he featured in BBC One's end of year spoof news review, Unwrapped with Miranda Hart. He is one of the principal characters in CBeebies series Me Too!, playing Rudi the market trader. Filmed in 2006, it is still currently airing daily on CBeebies and internationally.