"It worked on the honour system so I thrived! I was a straight A student," he laughs, "and I actually thought I was academically gifted by the time I left school."
"The show's about coming out of that and realising that everyone I met had a completely different idea of where the world came from than I did," he admits,"So I almost had to learn again so to speak," and learn again he did.
"Comedy was the only thing not asking for my school certificate or references," he says, without a hint of sarcasm, "I started comedy in Brisbane at a really good time."
It was 1999 when I first saw a then 28 year old Chris perform stand-up. We were both competitors in the Queensland heats of the Raw Comedy competition. He went on to win the state and national final that year and never looked back.
You could see from the start this was a guy with a future in comedy. He was edgy and fearless, natural on stage, brutally honest, and loved to push the audience's buttons and make them think. The AntiChris is a show that is sure to continue that tradition.
"It's not so much a bag on Christianity," he explains, "It's a bag on my parents' weird view on it and the type of Christianity we had – like we didn't believe in doctors – it was kind of like a cross between Westboro Baptist and the Amish if you can get your head around that."
The content of the show has grown and evolved as the now Sydney based comedian has toured it around the country.
"I did it at Perth, Sydney, and Adelaide last year," he recalls, "Perth, it was in its infancy so I was just sort of writing it and that was the same with Adelaide. I had about half of it written by Perth and then a little bit more written by Adelaide – taking things out and putting things in – I had it fairly much going on at Sydney and then just fine tuned it from there. So Brisbane's going to get the more refined show."
"I find it very difficult to sell my own show," he says, when pushed, "But I'm very proud of it. There's none of my old stand-up in it. It's the first time I've sat down and written a complete show and I couldn't be happier. It's by far the best show I've ever written."
If you'd like to learn more about Chris Wainhouse before The AntiChris comes to town, you can follow him on Twitter or Facebook, where you can also see some videos of him in action.