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.
Christi is a co-founder of The LaughtHER Collective, a modern comedy school that amplifies womxn+ and underrepresented voices. She has taught on a collegiate level at Sarah Lawrence College and Hunter College. Christi works with the nonprofit organization Stand Up! Girls, an after-school program that teaches stand up comedy to girls in underserved communities. She's also proud to be developing programs for professionals and school communities that bring together comedy and mental health with the team at Laughing Together.
This year, Christi spoke at the Student Mental Wellness Conference in Anaheim, CA on the benefits of using humor and play in the classroom.
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."
Christi Chiello Reel
Coming Out as a Cat Person - Christi Chiello - Stand-Up Featuring
Christi Chiello Is Horny for Jesus – Hello, You’re Dead
Christi Chiello Animation Voice Reel
You can catch me opening for Nicole Byer on her national theatre tour
in the following cities. Click for tickets!
Sept 15 - River City Casino in St. Louis, MO