Harry and Chris Saving the World

Harry and Chris Saving the World

Harry and Chris are a Rap/Jazz/Comedy duo formed from World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker (who’s TedX talks have been translated into 21 different languages with a combined viewership of over 3 million) and Jazz virtuoso Chris Read (who performs internationally).

The duo are regulars on The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) creating bespoke songs and they have just released a football World Cup song which has reached #1 in the comedy music charts shortly after its release.


This Flight of the Conchords-esque duo mix their talents as a poet (Harry) and musician (Chris) into a wonderful blend of infectious songs packed with sharp, clever wordplay ★★★★★ Sunday Post

The pair are inspiring Instagram posts in human form Chortle

Following on from a nationwide tour and sell-out Fringe last year, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) regulars, World Poetry Slam Champ Harry Baker and Jazz virtuoso Chris Read, return to the festival with their third Comedy-Rap-Jazz show ‘Harry and Chris Save The World’ at Just The Tonic, Cask Room from 2nd – 25th August at 2:25pm, before embarking on their biggest tour to date from 2nd October to 22nd December.

Last year their family friendly songs prevented an apocalypse and almost saved pandas from extinction. Now that they’re drunk on Comedy-Rap-Jazz power, they’re hoping to live up to these outrageous claims in their latest hour of music, lyrics and belly laughs. But can a musician and poet best-friend-double-act save the world from impending doom? All we know is that their act has been crowned by almighty talk show host Jonathan Ross as “fabulously entertaining”.

World Poetry Slam Champion, performance poet (and maths student) Harry Baker’s poem about prime numbers has been shared on TED.com and has been translated into 21 different languages with a combined viewership of over 3 million along with his other 4 TEDx talks. Harry’s blistering wordplay (★★★★★ Three Weeks) has seen him coined as ‘a champion’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘a show stealer’ by Scroobius Pip and Scott Mills described a performance on his BBC Radio 1 show as ‘the greatest thing I’ve ever seen’. Harry’s debut anthology, The Sunshine Kid was published with Burning Eye in 2014 and a subsequent show of the same name was voted Best Spoken Word show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.

Acclaimed musician Chris Read (’Brilliant’ Evening Standard) is an ‘up-and-coming talent’ (All About Jazz) on the UK jazz scene and performs regularly around the country, as well as overseas at venues including the Lincoln Centre in New York and at many festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 2016 saw him release his debut album If I Knew. Chris also performs regularly as a solo artist and with the Chris Read Quartet, and is working on a new musical for stage and screen.

Having played together in various forms for 10 years, Harry and Chris performed their debut hour at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 which they’ve since toured across the UK, earning them a Leicester Comedy Festival Award nomination in 2016, while the Hook recently created a music video to their World Cup Song which was released on 7th June.

Harry & Chris Comedy Duo Review by Family Clan


Harry & Chris – The Harry & Chris Save The World
Venue:                    Just The Tonic, The Cask Room
Date & Time:           2nd  – 25th August, 2:25pm (55min)
See their website for more details.

What The Press Has Said About Harry and Chris

Harry Baker’s intricate, quick-fire rhymes have always been on the impressive side of mind-blowing, but in a new and unexpected departure, he’s teamed up with the honey-toned singer and jazz guitarist Chris to create a bewitching new sound The Scotsman
A charming and uplifting hour of good tunes, sharp lyrics, and endearing performers ★★★★ Fest
Often ingenious, often beautifully simple, always creative and always hilarious ★★★★★ Just For Culture
Harry Baker and Chris Read are blisteringly talented ★★★★★Fringe Guru
Their work will leave you heart-warmed and encouraged ★★★★ Three Weeksu can see the dates of the
Baker and Read have confidently established themselves as the apex of jazz-poetry duoships ★★★★ Scots Gay

Harry & Chris Comedy Duo Review by Family Clan

Tour Dates

Date Venue
02-Oct-18 Birmingham, Old Rep
03-Oct-18 Shrewsbury, Henry Tudor House
04-Oct-18 Oxford, The North Wall
05-Oct-18 Leicester , Y Theatre
06-Oct-18 Paignton, Palace Theatre
08-Oct-18 Nottingham, University Student Union
10-Oct-18 Stockton, ARC 
11-Oct-18 Leeds, University Student Union
12-Oct-18 Newcastle, The Stand Comedy Club
13-Oct-18 Plymouth, Barbican Theatre
01-Nov-18 Worcester, Worcester Live
02-Nov-18 Canterbury, Gulbenkian
03-Nov-18 Bristol, The Wardrobe Theatre 5pm
03-Nov-18 Bristol, The Wardrobe Theatre 8pm
10-Nov-18 Poole, The Lighthouse 
11-Nov-18 Manchester, Frog and Bucket
16-Nov-18 Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre
20-Nov-18 Edinburgh, The Stand Comedy Club
21-Nov-18 Glasgow, The Stand Comedy Club
22-Nov-18 Hull, City Hall
23-Nov-18 Teesdale, Barnard Castle
26-Nov-18 Cambridge Junction
28-Nov-18 Great Torrington, The George Hotel
30-Nov-18 Great Torrington, The Plough
06-Dec-18 Colchester Arts Centre
07-Dec-18 Maidenhead, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
12-Dec-18 Thundersley, Congregational Church
13-Dec-18 Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
14-Dec-18 Fareham, Ashcroft Arts Centre
15-Dec-18 Brighton, Brighthelm Centre
22-Dec-18 London, Leicester Square Theatre

Coming in the next few weeks, we will be holding a giveaway for a pair of tickets to see Harry and Chris at a venue of your choosing. Keep checking back to win.

Where will you see them?

Nanna Jane

Have you seen our giveaways? There is something for everyone!


6 Thoughts to “Harry and Chris Saving the World”

  1. kris mc

    Not heard of this before, sounds funny tho

  2. Rosemary Tily

    Good to hear some clever, family friendly songs for a change! Thanks for the video!

  3. Rebecca Whatmore

    This looks great fun! @0zzyhog

  4. Susie Wilkinson

    I hadn’t heard of them before, but they sound funny!

  5. Samantha O'D

    So funny! Might look at seeing them on tour.

  6. Margaret Gallagher

    Remember you chatting about these before – might see if i can make it to manchester or Leeds venues – sounds fun

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