Chris Killian May 5-6
Chris Killian never intended to become a stand-up comic. Growing up outside of Nashville, Chris was just a small guy with big dreams, like being a professional wrestler, performing in a boy band, or maybe entering professional pizza eating contests. Luckily for us, none of those dreams materialized and he decided to pursue comedy. Chris' humor has been described as "overlooked because of his really cool hair." While he does have amazing hair, Chris also prides himself on his versatility as a performer, and his perspective as a slightly immature single dad offers a unique take on society that many other comedians don't have.
Oh, forgot to mention - he writes original comedy songs too. Armed with his guitar (and the voice of a Backstreet Boy), this added depth to Chris' already hilarious show features even more value for the audience's entertainment dollar. In 2010, Chris was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and his song "Bieber Fever" was a front page feature for Funny or Die. By early 2012, Chris released his first full-length live album through Rooftop Comedy Records, "The Not Black Album" to rave reviews. Angie Frissore from the Boston Comedy Scene Examiner wrote: "Killian is the type of comedian that is hard not to like - with his boy-next-door image and southern charm, he manages to get away with things that might land some others in an awkward position." By October 2014, Chris plans on releasing a full-length studio recorded comedy album of songs and sketches titled "Viral Inflection" to the world.
Chris tours the country performing for comedy clubs and colleges everywhere, and has even performed for the troops during a tour of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has shared the stage with some of comedy's biggest names, including Greg Giraldo, Chris Hardwick, Doug Benson, Marc Maron, Jon Reep, and nearly every comic from "Chelsea Lately." He has even opened up for Steve-O from "Jackass," and WWE Superstar Mick Foley. Until he can perform in an area near you, Chris' stand-up and songs can be heard regularly on XM Radio.
If all of this failed to impress you, just know that Chris Killian's comedy show is quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the most unpredictable shows in the business. You have two options (A. Miss it and wallow in regret, or (B. See it, and brag to your friends about how much cooler you are than them.