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J. Chris Newberg's refreshingly smart and edgy humor, delivered with a streetwise sense of philosophic cool, has propelled the guitarist/songwriter-cum-comedian to the forefront of the national comedy scene.
While critics have been singing his praises in the press, audience members are offering true testimonial to Newberg's talent, roaring with laughter and clamoring for more of this hip and authentic new personality. Newberg's stand-up comedy cleverly combines his hilarious and offbeat observations on life with original, acoustic guitar songs and infectious melodies. Picture Bob Dylan and his six-string with Dennis Miller's incisive, cerebral wit. Well, not quite Dennis Miller, but definitely the occasional big word. Got it? Good, now you can begin to glimpse the unique, side-splitting talent that is J. Chris Newberg.
Newberg has spent much of his adult life on the road, whether it was performing in a bar just shy of capacity (see: empty) or the gathering and collecting of members of The Chris Army, his loyal fan base. This initially began while he was touring and performing with the likes of the Counting Crows, Oasis, and John Mellencamp, but has since grown much larger through his undeniable viral video following. With his friends at whipitoutcomedy.com, J. Chris has written and produced several short humorous videos that have received well over five million views. See for yourself. Just go to youtube.com, break.com, funnyordie.com, collegehumor.com, myspace.com/jchrisnewberg, jchrisnewberg.com or comedy.com and search his name. Make sure that you have some time, because there is a lot of stuff on there.
Newberg has been seen on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central, The History Channel, Fox Sports and countless national commercials and voice-over spots. Check your local listings because if he's not in your town this week, I am sure it's only a matter of time before he will be. He is a graduate of the Second City and alumni of the famed Motor City Improv. He is a Pisces and a firm believer that everything is a word that can usually describe most things. Other words he uses at will: stuff, planet, evolution, frost, shoulders, poison, rafting, and the list goes on and on. A biography is supposed to give you a glimpse of what J. Chris Newberg is all about. Well, I have just told you, so why don't you make a little effort to laugh on your own at him. Get to the Internet and see what everyone is talking about. If you don't have a computer, than get to satellite radio Sirius or XM - it won't look the same, but you will still hear the funny. If you don't know what computers or cable radio is, well then I have a really cool pager to sell you.