As a writer, performer, producer, director and composer, Chris Lilley is one of Australia's most prolific artists and the creator of five critically acclaimed television series.
Chris began his career as a stand-up comedian and voiceover artist. He expanded to television, creating and starring in his most recent series, Jonah from Tonga, which premiered in 2014 in the UK. Jonah from Tonga follows on from the highly successful comedy series Ja'mie: Private School Girl, the first spin-off from Summer Heights High which aired in the UK in 2013. His popular third series, Angry Boys, premiered in 2011 on the BBC in the UK and on HBO in the US. Chris's Summer Heights High was one of the highest-rated series of 2007 and became the biggest-selling TV series of all time in Australia. Chris was awarded AFI Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Performance in a Television Comedy and the Byron Kennedy Award for Summer Heights High.