The self proclaimed People’s Princess of Aotearoa, Chris Parker is most commonly known for his funny Instagram and Tiktok videos which built him a huge social media audience over the last few years.
Chris Parker’s legendary win on the hit New Zealand TV show Celebrity Treasure Island and most strangely a felted hat he made during the 2020 nationwide lockdown that was then acquired is on display at The Auckland Museum and Te Papa the National Museum of New Zealand. Chris tours his award winning shows nationally and internationally to sell out crowds at. His 2018 New Zealand International Comedy Festival show Camp Binch, was awarded the prestigious Fred Award for Best Show in the festival, it went on to play to 5 star reviews and sell out crowds in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As theatre graduate from the renowned drama school Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa. Chris Parker has appeared in and written multiple theatre shows across the country, most notably Hudson and Halls Live! Where Chris played one half of the famous gay cooking duo, David Halls and won best actor at the 2017 Wellington Theatre Awards. He has appeared in feature films such as Baby Done, The Breaker Upperers and Nude Tuesday and has two feature films of his own currently in development.
As a comedian and writer Chris Parker is a regular face on New Zealand Television appearing on 7 Days, Have You Been Paying Attention NZ, Jono and Ben, Funny Girls and the sitcom Golden Boy. Chris also co hosts the podcast The Male Gays with fellow comedian Eli Matthewson, which has an up coming digital video series in production.
Chris was listed as The Heralds top 5 entertainment heroes of 2020 and, in 2021, was nominated for Television Personality of the Year. In 2022, he released the comedy/documentary special ‘Chris Parker: Back To School’, about all boy schools in Christchurch and starred in the New Zealand feature film ’Nude Tuesday’. Chris embarked on an Australian & New Zealand national tour of his show ‘Gentle Man’ to sold-out crowds and 5-star reviews. Furthermore, his debut novel ‘Here for a Good time’ is out now through Allen & Unwin.
In 2023, Chris’ new comedy series, Double Parked created & written with Alice Snedden will premiere and he will tour his new show ‘Lots of Love, Chris Parker’ throughout Australia & New Zealand.