Chris McCausland was born in Liverpool, but has lived in Surbiton near Kingston Upon Thames since 1996, after moving there to study at Kingston University. He gaduated in 2000 and after a spell as a web developer deteriorating eyesight prompted a change of direction.He worked in sales for a number of years, during which time he first performed stand up comedy in 2003 at a new act comedy night.
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.