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.

Archive for July, 2008


Winnemucca, NV – 07/31/08 – Winners Hotel & Casino – Chris Valenti & Phil Johnson

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Long Beach, CA – 07/30/08 – The Gaslamp – The Strings of Comedy

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Los Angeles, CA – 07/29/08 – Hollywood Improv – Rock Comedy All-Stars

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Strings of Comedy Back in Long Beach

Musical Comics encore in Long Beach!

Last month I gathered some musical comic friends – Phil Johnson, Eric Schwartz, Alison Block, Evan Wecksell, Piper & Tupper – and dragged them down to Long Beach to play a Strings of Comedy show at the Gaslamp. It was great. The venue is so fun, and so huge, and so accommodating. All the acts were truly terrific. It was great. The crowd loved it. The energy was fantastic. It was simply an extremely fun time for everyone.

So, They asked me to bring some more friends this month. I hate to say that the show even can be better than the last one, so I’ll just say that it WILL. There will be no cover. No parking fees. And no drink minimums! Come a little early and meet me for the Happy Hour, which has drink specials and two for one hamburger platter deals.

The Gaslamp is located at 6251 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach. The show is Wednesday night, July 30th at 7:30pm.

This is a top notch line up! Seriously, everyone in this show is excellent:

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.

Riegel and Blatt – From the seemingly connected brain tissue of Sam Riegel & Rob Blatt comes the most inventive, weird and downright handsome sketch comedy in the known universe.

Evan Wecksell – Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music. He celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths, and makes fun of bad music.

Odes Gross – Funny actor/piano player. Great songs about those with low tolerance levels.

Jeff Leon – Just who is that neurotic bozak with the guitar and the cheap devil suit dancing around on stage with his balls hanging out? His name is FLIBBERTIGIBBET. His game is stand-up comedy, obnoxious acoustic songs, weird props, and audience participation gags.

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Headlining Music at the Improv Again

The first time went so well, I was invited back to headline at the Improv!

If you want to come for free, e-mail me at ChrisValentiMusic@GMail.com and I’ll get you on the guest list. The show Tuesday, July 29. It’s the 10pm show. The address is 8162 Melrose Ave.

Here’s the line up:

Evan Wecksell – Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music. He celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox career paths, and makes fun of bad music.

Kelly Meyersfield – is one of the funniest and most perverse gals around. Her sweet little face gives nothing away but her upcoming one woman musical, “There will Never be Enough Pizza,” tells all. And I mean ALL.

Vomit – Comprised of Skye and Moone, identical twins separated at age 11 when their parents got divorced. They were reunited when Skye got arrested and Moone bailed her out. Vomit was born.

Joel Moss - You know when you were masterbating growing up, and someone would come in the garage, and you would have to rush to make sure that the porno was turned off and everything was clean to the appearance? That’s what Joel Moss music sounds like, like you ought to get in trouble for listening to it; like it’s going to leave a layer of flith on parts of you that you can’t scrub clean. And then you laugh, and you feel even worse.

The Ukulady (Thessaly Lerner) – The UkuLady plays the ukulEighties, ukulOriginals, and ukulinkies. She is wonderfully sharp and funny! Her manic comic energy recalls Saturday Night Live alums.

Mandy Steckelberg – After years of performing comedy and improv in New York City, Mandy moved west and found her inner songwriter. Her songs explore political, emotional, and sexual topics that will amuse, horrify, and possibly arouse you.

John Norwood – Gonna be funny

Dan Reutter & Kevin Pug – Gonna be doubly funny

Kirk Zipfel – Funny singing actor. Six feet tall.

Chris Valenti – (my personal favorite) His songs of struggles, blunders, and missed opportunities that radiate the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure when dating. Chris writes and performs songs that touch upon the common truths of the humorous lives of misfortunate single people.

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Los Angeles, CA – 07/18/08 – Molly Malone’s – The Strings of Comedy

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Strings of Comedy Happy Hour at Molly Malone’s – July 18

Molly Malone’s Musical Comics
Friday, July 18th, 7pm, musical comics Scott Vinci, Mandy Steckelberg, Chris Valenti, and Smooth E (Eric Schwartz) take over Molly Malone’s performance room. Come join us for happy hour at Molly’s – 575 S. Fairfax Ave, LA 90036.

Scott Vinci – Hilarious songs on dating and aging. He’s also got the best Star Wars tune you’ll ever hear.

Mandy Steckelberg – After years of performing comedy and improv in New York City, Mandy moved west and found her inner songwriter. Her songs explore political, emotional, and sexual topics that will amuse, horrify, and possibly arouse you.

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.

Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E – is more than meets the four eyes. This stand-up comedian, sketch player, rapper and actor seamlessly weaves through a countless lineup of original characters and musical pieces, making him a favorite at clubs, colleges, on television and the web.

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Gnarly Head Wound

I don’t have very good luck in July. Last year I punctured my left cornea. This year I missed that target by about an inch and instead gashed open my forehead during an attempted ocean kayaking excursion.

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