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John Crist: Would Like To Release a Statement, filmed live at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, TX.

In his third full-length 1-hour special, Crist touches on everything: white people trying to solve racism, therapy sessions gone awry, politically correct sports’ mascots…all through the unique lens of his faith, family and childhood.

John Crist: His highest-viewed YouTube sketches include “Every parent at Disney”, “Millennial International: Sponsor a Millennial Today”, and “If golf and soccer switched announcers”. He is also known for his work creating comedy sketch videos for BuzzFeed. Crist has opened for Jeff Foxworthy, Dave Chappelle, Seth Meyers, Tim Hawkins, and Anjelah Johnson.

His father was a pastor and, as a child, Crist was deeply entrenched in all aspects of Christian culture.

His first job was at a Chick-fil-A restaurant but he was fired for using his arm to stir the lemonade.

Crist attended Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, graduating in 2006 with a degree in journalism. After graduation, Crist moved to Colorado and in 2009, he began performing at open mic nights and local comedy clubs, as well as churches, restaurants, and casinos. In 2009, Crist made his first national comedy debut with an appearance on Louie Anderson’s Las Vegas Comedy Show Larger Than Life. In 2012, Crist won The Denver Improv’s Got Laughs CompetitionThe Loonees Comedy Competition, and also appeared as a finalist on Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition. Crist also performed for U.S. troops who were stationed in the Middle East as part of a comedy tour.

In 2014, Crist appeared on Louie Anderson’s episode of Gotham Comedy Live, which aired on AXS TV. Anderson, said of Crist: “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name. He is so likable, and his stand-up is top notch.” 

Later that year, in an effort to grow his career, Crist moved to Los Angeles. In late 2015, Crist released his first comedy special on DVD, I Got Questions. Then, in the summer of 2016, he developed a three-minute comedy sketch called Christian Music: How It’s Made. The video was written by Crist and produced by Aaron Chewning. In it, the pair starred as two record executives telling a new Christian band how to make it big in the music business. Crist gained increased success after the video went viral. 

The video has over two million views on YouTube. In addition to Chewning, Crist frequently collaborates with fellow Christian comedian and musician Trey Kennedy.

In the fall 2017, Crist sold out his first headlining tour, Captive Thoughts, which spanned 20 East Coast cities. In summer 2018, Crist moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and signed with United Talent Agency. Later that year, he participated in Winter Jam, an annual Christian music tour and launched his second headlining tour, Human Being Tour, which included 55 U.S. cities.


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