“Gifted” with the ability to continue talking long after people have stopped listening, Chris survived an onslaught of impractical ideas and ridiculous thought patterns since his earliest memories.
Scolded by his fifth-grade teacher for “doodling on the margins of his classwork” and practicing the moonwalk under his desk, Chris often used his spare time to read MAD Magazine and record commercial parodies and fake news broadcasts on ancient 30-minute tapes.Junior high gave way to a series of mocking raps based on each of his eighth-grade classes at Crosby Junior High School in Belfast, Maine, followed by his first known song parody, based on Michael Jackson’s, Man in the Mirror, called, Man in the Pulp Truck.
Throughout his early years, Chris’s stated dream job was standup comedian, although he never thought it would happen.
Most of the comedians he was exposed to and enjoyed were vulgar and he determined that his grandmother, a wonderful Christian lady, would be disappointed in him for following their ways.
After rededicating his life to the Lord upon marriage to his wife, Heather, in 1996, Chris took to the stage in Winterport, Maine, in a talent show to test his performance skills.
On two consecutive nights and with a hastily written act, Chris kept the crowd in stitches for 15 minutes and began to realize his dream of offering laughter to the crowds.
Amidst the competing responsibilities of family and full-time work, Chris kept the expression of his talent as a mere hobby, occasionally performing when asked at corporate events, private parties and churches.
Through an amusing and exciting series of events in 2006, Chris spoke to Rory Rosegarten, the Executive producer of Everybody Love Raymond and the manager for Ray Romano and Brian Regan, and received the opportunity to audition to open for Brian Regan at his University of Maine performance.
Rory and Brian were pleased with Chris’s audition recording and Chris got to meet and share the stage with one of his favorite standup comics.
For the next few years, Chris’s creative outlets were mainly in writing humor columns (over 100) for his website and local newspapers and creating pointless videos.
In 2011, Chris severed his employment with the Bangor Daily News, his employer of 11 years, to take a more active part in crafting his future.
With a renewed desire to meet new people and continue paying his bills, and possibly to meet new people who would pay his bills, Chris now aggressively seeks opportunities in churches around the country to entertain those who do not just desire clean comedy, but an act crafted by someone who sees life from their perspective, if not slightly askew.