is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer.

A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known for his creation and portrayal of several characters in the mockumentary television series (2005), Summer Heights High (2007), Angry Boys (2011), (2013) and Jonah from Tonga (2014).

Lilley embarked on a promotional tour of the United States in October 2008 to promote the U. broadcast of the series, which began to air on HBO on 9 November 2008.

When asked about whether there would be a second series, Lilley stated, "I never thought about it in the beginning because it was always a one-off thing.

Chris Lilley was awarded the inaugural AACTA Award in 2012 for Best Comedy Performance in Television for Angry Boys. On his Facebook page, Lilley confirmed that he was working on a new show.

However, he said that he would not give any further details as to what the show would be about, stating that the fans would enjoy it more if the show was a surprise to them.

He has also appeared on the Hamish & Andy radio show.

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Lilley was nominated for Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor in Television at the 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards, and won the Best New Talent and Most Outstanding Comedy Program awards at the Logie Awards of 2006.

He also received a Rose d'Or award in Switzerland for Best Male Comedy Performance.

The series is being produced by Melbourne-based production company Princess Pictures and Chris Lilley and is a co-production between the ABC in Australia and HBO in the US. The show was originally posted online on the ABC i View service, available for viewing by Australian residents, and on BBC i Player in the United Kingdom, from 2–, before airing on ABC1 from and BBC Three from .

Many major US civil rights organizations wrote to HBO expressing their "deep concern" over the show.

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