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"Very Funny." - The New York Times 

Christi Somers (formerly Chiello) is a stand up comedian and comedy educator based in New York City.  She made her television debut on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, opposite legend Jimmy Carr. She was featured on Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring, This Joka presented by Will Smith, TruTV's Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack & Comedy Knockout, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, Chris Gethard Presents & IFC's Comedy Crib

 

Christi was named a 'New Face of Comedy' at the International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Her one woman show It’s Christi, B*tch! at Joe's Pub was featured in the NY Times and hailed a “must see comedy event” by Time Out New York. Christi is an accomplished voice over artist, currently featured on PBS's Pinkalicious and Peterrific & Adult Swim's Teenage Euthanasia. She made her film debut in 'Molli and Max in the Future,' which premiered at SXSW this year and opened the Lower East Side Film Festival. 

 

After years of teaching Stand Up Comedy at a collegiate level, Christi co-founded The LaughtHER Collective; a modern comedy school that amplifies womxn+ and underrepresented voices. TLC offers one-of-a-kind innovative curriculum, consisting of signature workshops, practical coursework, performance platforms, community connection, accountability programs and an empowering mission that’s not just about punchlines but instead, punching through barriers.

 

Christi is a proud mental health advocate and teamed up with Chris Gethard and the team at Wellness Together to help create Laughing Together; workshops for school communities that bring comedy and mental health together using evidence-informed curricula. Christi also works with the nonprofit organization Stand Up! Girls, an after-school program that teaches stand up comedy to girls in underserved communities.

 

This year, Christi spoke at the Student Mental Wellness Conference in Anaheim, CA on the benefits of using humor and play in the classroom and you can catch Christi opening for Nicole Byer on her national theatre tour! 

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"Stand Up Supreme Christi Chiello has been a staple in the NYC comedy scene for over a decade and may very well be the most lovable stand up comedian working today." 

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Coming Out as a Cat Person - Christi Chiello - Stand-Up Featuring

Coming Out as a Cat Person - Christi Chiello - Stand-Up Featuring

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Christi Chiello Is Horny for Jesus – Hello, You’re Dead

Christi Chiello Is Horny for Jesus – Hello, You’re Dead

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Christi Chiello Animation Voice Reel

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Maura Maloney

C.E.S.D. Talent Agency

212.977.1666

mmaloney@cesdtalent.com

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James Cristiano

Seven Summits Pictures & Management 

310.550.6777​

james@seven-summits.org

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