Named one of ChurchLeaders.com’s Top Five Comics to Watch, award winning standup comedian John Crist is fresh off his first television appearance on Live at Gotham and just completed a 2014 tour schedule of over 250 live shows. Crist found himself headlining comedy clubs, colleges and churches all over the country. Crist was recently featured on Tim Hawkins latest DVD project “That’s the Worst” and just performed in front of his largest crowd ever, over 7,000 people at Colorado’s legendary concert venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater.
In addition to rising demand in the church market, Crist has also enjoyed mainstream success headlining comedy clubs all across the country and having the recent privilege of sharing the stage with some of his favorite standup comedians including Seth Meyers, Dave Chappelle and Anjelah Johnson.
And no stranger to the festival/conference circuit, Crist has performed at HeavenFest, IslandFest, WinterFest, Commission Conference and The Desperation Conference, Start Conference, Summer in the Son and The Northwest Ministries Conference as well as several of the Nation’s Top 100 Churches including Woodlands Church (Houston), Bayside Church (Roseville, CA), New Life Church (Colorado Springs), Trinity Fellowship (Amarillo), Elevation Church (Charlotte), Rock Church (San Diego), Seacoast (Charleston) and Idlewild Church (Tampa).
In addition to his standup, Crist has also seen success on the heels latest YouTube creation,Christian Girl Instagram, with over half a million views! Seen the TV commercials for Christian Mingle and Farmer’s Only? Watch Crist’s parody video for his new dating website Christian Farmers Only! Or check out John Crist and Tim Hawkins live on stage together performing The Tweet Song, or one of John’s personal favorites John Crist on Christian Music.
Crist’s edgy yet clean comedy comes highly touted as a Denver finalist of the 2013 Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition and winner of the 2012 Denver Improv’s Got Laughs Competition. In addition to several recent appearances on the Bob and Tom Show, Crist had the recent honor of performing on a USO Comedy Tour for the Troops in Kuwait. Crist is also a contributing writer for the popular blog Stuff Christians Like, has hosted events for The Dave Ramsey Team, and was once a voice on the popular children’s radio show Adventures in Odyssey. Crist tours frequently with Christian comedian and internet sensation Tim Hawkins.
When asked how he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “Shoot, I grew up in the south. My dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!”
Crist’s church show is uniquely tailored for each event. the 60-75 minute multimedia show is non stop laughter with music, video and of course, his award winning standup. Whether its a mission trip fundraiser, church date night, volunteer appreciation, youth event or community outreach, booking John Crist includes a media kit with posters, headshots, bio and several short promotional videos and even a personalized invitation video, specifically for your event.
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