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 October, 2008

Houston, TX – 10/31/08 – APCA – South Central Conference – APCA College Showcase


Hollywood, CA – 10/23/08 – M Bar – Strings of Comedy


Edinburg, TX – 10/22/08 – University Of Texas – Pan American – Dysfunctional Romantics at UTPA


Strings of Comedy at the M Bar

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If you’ve been to the M Bar before, you know what a great spot this supper club is for live entertainment. This night will be the best Strings of Comedy event yet. The M Bar is a Vegas style dinner theater. Come have a great meal, a glass of wine or a martini, and see “one of the best musical comedy shows LA has to offer.”

This line up will be terrific – Oded Gross, Michael Goldstrom, Phil Johnson, and me – check for videos of each of the performers. Plus we’re having a surprise guest performer (Alright… the surprise has been leaked – it’s Last Comic Standing’s Mary Mack!). This series we’ve created is really gaining traction.

We’ve got the cover down to $6 online, $10 at the door. There is also a ten-dollar food/drink minimum. M Bar is located at 1253 N Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90038. The show is this Thursday, Oct 23rd. Get there for dinner at 7. Show starts at 8.

Call for your reservation as soon as you can. This place is not that big. Hope you can join us for this one.


New Song – You’re Turning 50

Happy Birthday Donna Wilcox

“You’re Turning 50” was written for Donna Wilcox. Her husband Eric asked me to written another sequel to You’re Turning 30 in honor of his wife’s milestone. What a lovely gift…


Video Interview

Eben Brooks VBlog

An interview I did at the Temecula Film Festival. Eben Brooks did a great job with it. It’s a very nice ego-aggrandizing Q&A on what the hell I’ve been doing with my life the past decade or so. Thanks for the vlog post, Eben – I think all 55 hits on YouTube are from me watching it!


Los Angeles, CA – 10/16/08 – Room 5 – White Boy Comedy


West Hollywood, CA – 10/10/08 – The Comedy Store – Standup in the Main Room


Burbank, CA – 10/05/08 – Colony Theatre – Comedy/Rock Spooktacular III


Burbank Leader article on Sunday’s show

Chris Valenti will be performing in the 3rd Annual Comedey & Rock Spooktacular at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. (Roger Wilson/Leader)Rocking with laughter.

Friends come together to create songs with humorous lyrics for a Halloween-themed fundraising show.

By Joyce Rudolph

A comedy rock show that began as a fundraiser to pay for the producers’ wedding is celebrating its third year and is open to the public for the first time.

The Comedy + Rock Spooktacular on Sunday will feature soloists and groups who sing comical songs that are a tad racy and irreverent, but very funny, said co-producer Erica Meadows, of Burbank.

The first show was performed on the anniversary of when she and her husband, Raymond Meadows, met. It drew 150 people. The couple put on last year’s show as a thank you to their friends for helping them pay for their wedding, she said. About 250 people attended.

“It’s been so popular, we’re going to make it an annual thing,” she said. “Proceeds go to advertising, theater rental and paying the musicians/ comedians.”

It’s an introduction to a new genre combining songwriting with music, which is more popular at the clubs in Hollywood, Raymond Meadows said.
“It’s parody, writing words to a song,” he said. “A lot of people make up words to a familiar song, and they don’t even know they’re doing it.”

The couple’s friend, Robert Kyle, technical director at the Colony Theatre, runs the lights for the show, and another buddy, Mike Cisneros, is the talent coordinator.

Combining rock music and comedy is not seen very often, Kyle said.

“The groups that Erica gets are a lot of fun,” he said. “In the previous years there has been a lot of local talent, so it’s a great opportunity for them to perform.”

Cisneros, who is also one of the performers, goes by the name Dino-Mike. He’s been doing comedy music shows for 10 years at the Cat Club and Knitting Factory in Hollywood and the Ice House in Pasadena.

“Our audience ranges from high school and college age to people in their 60s,” he said. “The comedy music genre is a subculture that is along the lines of Weird Al and Dr. Demento.”

Cisneros defined the genre as alternative rock with comedy undertones.

“The lyrics are quirky and make you smile a little bit,” he said.

One of the groups performing is Vomit, made up of two women, Moone (Tara Jean O’Brien) and Skye (Analisa Brouet).

Their story line is they are identical twins, but they don’t look anything alike, and all their songs are only two chords.

“We both play guitar, and our songs are meaningful, but some people think they’re funny,” O’Brien said with a straight face.

Comedian Chris Valenti is returning for a third year. His theme is dysfunctional relationships.

One of his songs is called “Please Don’t Text Someone While I’m Making Love to You.”

“I love this show,” he said. “It’s fun. It’s playful. You get to do comedy with a mask on and wear costumes. You can really let loose.”