Chris Addison, graduate of the English department, delivers the Honorary Graduand speech at this year's degree congregation.

Chris Addison graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1994. He has since been involved with the world famous Edinburgh Fringe festival eleven times, performing stand-up comedy and in 2004 was nominated for the prestigious Perrier award for comedy for his show,' Civilisation'. Chris is best known for his current role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week.