About Chris McCausland…

Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland is a blind stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, who is from the United Kingdom of England.

Chris is originally from Liverpool, although he moved to a little place called Surbiton – just outside of Kingston Upon Thames – in the mid 90s to study Software Engineering at Kingston University.

He graduated from there with a drinker’s degree of a 2:2 in 2000, and was basically too lazy to pack his stuff up and leave.

So there he remains, a Scouser in the Southwest London / Surrey suburbs, just doing his little bit to help bring down the property prices. He lives there with his wife and young daughter.

Chris McCausland is the only professional comedian in the world who is blind.

Ok, to quote those L’Oreal ads – Here comes the science bit… Chris has a genetic eyesight condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, or RP for short. RP is a degenerative retinal disease, so although he’s had the condition since birth, and his eyesight has always been far from perfect, his sight has just steadily deteriorated over the years.

After finishing University Chris was a Website Designer by trade, but as his eyesight got worse and worse, the websites just got uglier and uglier! These days his sight isn’t completely black, but there’s nothing left of any use. Chris describes it as like “looking through a bathroom window in the rain”, although from the inside obviously, he’s not a pervert – well, any more.

Chris is a massive fan of Liverpool FC, still a geek at heart, and still a massive fan of comedy! You can read more about Chris’s career on the Stand-up and TV pages.

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