Chris Valenti

If you’ve ever been frustrated by a relationship and you have a twisted, but healthy sense of humor, then Chris Valenti is the artist for you. Chris takes his romantic failures and frustrations personally and pours them out to you straight from his wry, twisted heart. Valenti\’s songs of struggles, blunders, and missed opportunities radiate the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His show is part music, part comedy, part therapy, and part romance – as well as action, adventure, mystery and sometimes horror. A philosopher of love – usually, the kind of love that did not exactly make it to that \’happily ever after\’ place, Chris writes and performs songs that touch upon the common truths of the humorous lives of single people. Songs like Passive Aggressive, about the cute little problems that get blown out of proportion in every sweet, loving relationship, and The Ghost of Your Ex, about dates who can\’t stop talking about their ex-boyfriends, strike close to home for those who can not reel in the full attention of their present partner. Don\’t Pass Out is a plea and warning to men and women everywhere to curb excessive drinking, especially on first dates. The upcoming album includes It\’s Hard to Find Someone Good Enough For Me, which nails the single person\’s core issue head on – and was featured on The Dr. Phil Show – and Everyone Can Be Replaced, a positive look at the end of relationships. Most shows end with Chris\’s new approach to women, Booty Call. A hopeful romantic with a wry sense of humor, Chris has the knack for using self-deprecation and vulnerability to write songs about the hazards and frustrations of love and attempted relationships. He’s become the cheerful motivator for the unlucky in love, because the best cure for a broken heart is laughing at someone else\’s.

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THE HONESTY TRIAL at the Burbank International Film Festival

Honesty Trial Poster

My short film “February” (also known as “The Honesty Trial“) will have its world premiere this Friday at the Burbank International Film Festival as 1/12 of the feature film “TWELVE

From what I’ve seen of it, this feature film turned out to be pretty darn impressive – I have to say. So many of the other short films in this collaboration are just terrific. I’m very excited to be a part of this thing!

The Fest is also a throwing a big party that night with a red carpet and lots of complimentary food and drinks. Your ticket to the movie gets you in to the party (which starts at 8:30 – our movie shows at 10:30 FYI – we’re going to the party first!!) Party info –

Come join us Friday night for a lot of fun!!


DIRECTION at Dances With Films

Proud to have DIRECTION’s world premiere at the 18th Dances With Film festival, held at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater.


Angelic Love Songs from Romantic Balladeer Chris Valenti

Chris Earth Valentine

Celebrate Valenti’nes Day with me at Genghis Cohen this Saturday night. Bring your loved one (or your lack-of one) and I’ll serenade you with love songs so heartfelt and sweet it’s criminal. If you know me at all, you know I’ve never been heartbroken or bitter. And this soft tenderness comes through in every song I’ve ever written for any loved one.

And if you’re wondering…. yes, we’ll have sex after.

Sat Feb 14, 8pm
Genghis Cohen
740 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

And a few other fun things coming up:

SENSITIVE JOHNSON screening – Sunday, March 8th, 8pm – Three of Clubs, 1123 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038. The film collective We Make Movies will be screening the feature film I wrote and shot a decade ago. It went to about 20 festivals and features a slew of terrific actors who, well, look really young. It’s the first public screening since 2007. The film has been called a cult classic, unfortunately I may be the only one in that cult. Join Me!!!!

14 DAYS OF VALENTI’NES SHORT ROM COM – If we’re not connected on Facebook, feel free to connect. During February I’ve been posting a romantic comedy short film I’ve made each day.


THE EXCHANGE – happy holidays!!

This is one of the short films I made with the Kickstarter funds!! So far, it’s played very well at film festivals. In fact, my terrific co-star in this thing, Laura Azevedo, took home Best Actress in a Comedy back in August.

To be honest.. it’s kinda sorta a true story. I was a schmucky boyfriend once, what can I say? Share it.. Give it as a gift :)

Oh.. and save the date.. Someone coaxed me out of live music retirement… for one night at least. Saturday, Jan 17 9pm Genghis Cohen Restaurant 740 N Fairfax, Los Angeles 90069.


Moto X Film Experience with Emmy Rossum

Motorola invited me to make a short film with their new Moto X phone for a competition. Our film was a finalist! Shameless and Phantom of the Opera star Emmy Rossum provided the Voice Over. Laura Azevedo and Brendali Espiritu provided the talent and beauty!

Check it out. And subscribe to my youtube channel Emotional Wreck! Many more movies coming soon…



Armed With Laughter Afghanistan Tour Reunion Show & Anna Runs America benefit for Veterans

Anna & Armed

The time has come! We’re having a big Afghanistan-tour reunion show with the Armed With Laughter comics – Debbie Praver, Lang Parker, Suzy Nece and Chris Valenti.

Come join us this Thursday, March 6 at the MBar in Hollywood, 1253 Vine St – doors at 7, show at 8. It’s a benefit for The Veterans Project and U.S. Tour of Duty Check out the Facebook Invite

But just like on that tour, we’re not doing anything small. We’re joining forces with a few veterans groups and their allies – including U.S. Tour of Duty, Team RWB, The Veterans Project and Charity Miles – to support the RUN ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR VETS by the amazing Ms. Anna Judd . Anna starts in Venice on March 22 and finishes in Washington Square Park, NYC, on June 26. Personally, I prefer Virgin Airlines, but I understand that sometimes the booking website can be a hassle. But Anna is dedicating the three months of her life to support veterans. Anna is a very special lady. We’re proud to be supporting her. Come to this show and support her as well! And meet her!

Rumor – A big name celebrity actor who owns a grammy has asked if he can perform a song! He’s known for supporting this cause…

This show will also feature a musical performance by the band Vayden, who will also be performing at stops along Anna’s run.

Come support and enjoy this great show. Debbie, Suzy, Lang and I have been waiting for the right moment to do an Afghanistan tour reunion show. This is definitely it. We performed for the active troops over there. Now we’re performing for the vets. We have some movies and photos we can’t wait to show, as we relive and tell some amazing stories from that trip. And stand up too!

A ten dollar donation will be accepted at the door – or you can also purchase online
There is also a $10 food minimum. So come hungry!!

Whether or not you can attend the show, please consider donating online to The Veterans Project.

Join us Thursday!!


Kickstarter Complete! THANK YOU BACKERS! Miss the deadline? You can still contribute and receive the same rewards.

Thanks to everyone who backed the project, posted and forwarded the links, acted in or worked on my previous films, and acted in the videos and staged readings we did for this campaign.

I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by such good friends and to have found such a terrific creative community of collaborators.

A bunch of people missed the Kickstarter deadline, but still want to contribute these films. You can still receive the same rewards that were available for Kickstarter backers.. just contribute through these PayPal links

Contribute Here! $1 – $30

Contribute Here! $30 – $5000

THANKS! Now it’s time to go make some silly films!!


Support my Kickstarter to fund 2 new short films – Direction & The Exchange

I’m gonna try to crowd-fund the two short films I’ve just written. There are plenty of CD, DVD, t-shirt, and download rewards for contributing to this campaign. Please check out the project’s Kickstarter page if you have even a mild interest in participating. – Direction & The Exchange Kickstarter Page


Cowboy Christian Vale plays Afghanistan


Incredible letter I received from a soldier – Thank YOU, Loran

I want to thank you for coming to Bagram and putting on a great performance.

I think the sign of a good show is if people are still talking about it and repeating the jokes two days after you left, and I assure you we were.

I’ve extended my tour here until Dec. 31, 2014, the day combat operations end in Afghanistan and U.S. involvement in the war is over….for all practical purposes.

If you come back before then, please let me know. I’ll still be here and will buy you a free meal at the DFAC. That’s the least I can do. No seriously…that is the least I can do. I’ve tried to think of other things, but there is nothing even remotely less than that.

BTW, feel free to make lots of President Karzai jokes. If you haven’t figured it out yet, he very well may be bat-shit crazy.

I’m glad you are reading my posts now that you are gone, rather than before you came, otherwise you probably would have changed your mind about coming.

Thanks again for your four-man USO show and what you did for the troops. You and the gang are great Americans and Bob Hope would most certainly be proud.

Stay safe, and stay funny.