Cris – 40 – Comedian/Engineer – Atlanta, GA


I’m a comedian. I’m based in Atlanta, GA. I perform stand-ups & make’em ups. I’m also an engineer by day. I love science, science fiction, fantasy, animation and graphic novels. I have been fired from every job I’ve ever had with the exception of being a comedian, writer or actor... oh and my current day job as a project manager.

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • music

    • Movie Soundtracks
    • Old Soul R&B (i.e. Sam Cooke)
    • 80s Rock
    • Johnny Cash
    • John Coltrane
  • movies

    • Black Dynamite
    • Star Wars
    • Moon
    • Airplane I & II
    • Annie Hall
  • publications

    • Wired Magazine
    • Invincible by Robert Kirkman
    • Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I’ve been a blerd before blerd was a word.

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks); Comedians/Actors Hannibal Burress, Baron Vaugn, Bill Cosby, Levar Burton, Keenan Ivory Wayans, David Alan Grier, Aisha Tyler; Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Astronauts Guion Bluford, Ron McNair, Mae Jamison.

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?

    I love when other blerds come out to live comedy shows. I also like to connect through blogging, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo.

  • What’s your most awkward blerd moment?

    My wife walking in and catching me singing out loud to an old Air Supply album.

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    Make it so.

  • What are your goals/passions?

    My goal is to be a great comedian. Ultimately, I would like to write and produce comedy movies, web series and possibly TV shows. My passion is to be funny and creative and to surround myself with other funny and creative people.

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    I read pop culture (Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly) and news sites (NPR, NY Times and Huffington Post) to keep up with what’s going on in the non-blerd world.

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    You are not alone. Be yourself and enjoy your passions instead of pursuing what’s cool. You make whatever you’re into cool by being into it.

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