Chris Addison is an acclaimed stand-up comic and actor. He has been twice-nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival and twice-nominated for the Barry Humphries Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In December 2005 he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for his role in the BBC's political satire, The Thick Of It. He writes for the Guardian and The Times. This is his second book.