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 September, 2009


Aston Martin

featuring Amy Raasch

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Here’s three invitations for you to get out and have some fun this week.

Thursday – Sit N Spin – This is an amazing evening of personal monologues from some of LA’s best writers. It’s held at the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson Theater and is filmed for Comedy Central. The show is always packed and there are usually very recognizable people participating in the evening. I will simply be the musical guest, playing a song before and after the stories. This show is completely free, but you will have to rsvp by calling 323 960-5519 to reserve a seat. 6539 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood 90038.

Friday – House Of Blues – I was invited back to perform in the Voodoo Lounge at 8:00. I’ll do a half hour of mostly music. They have a nice happy hour back there between 5-7 with half price parking and appetizers, as well as $1 drafts and $3 wine and drink specials. Meet me there at six! The show is $10 – but it’s the House of Blues! 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood 90069

Saturday – Gemini Manor – Honestly, I don’t know what the hell this is. The website looks cool though. It’s a Hollywood landmark, apparently. It does sound like a fun night. It’s a private party, but open to you – for the $5 donation. There will be food and drink. There’s only six comics doing 10 minutes each. I’ll probably leave the guitar at home and just tell some jokes. 1341 N Mariposa Ave, half block south of Sunset.

So come out and have some fun with me. I never get out and I rarely play. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Cinespace – Friday, Sept 18

The 30 minute set of Music, Stand Up, and Short Films is back at Cinespace – Friday Sept 18.

I’ll be performing in the front lounge this time. And I’ve worked Vows into the show. Maybe some of the others. Come see what happens, because I don’t even know what will…

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Encounter-Culture.com

Encounter-Culture.com asked me to put together a little Strings of Comedy night for their pre-launch event. This is a lifestyle events website designed for 20s and 30s. Should be a fun night. Entertainment, food, & drink all provided at 9pm tonight at 3450 Cahuenga Blvd, C203, LA, 90068. Come on – what could be better? How about:

Alison Block (AlisonBlock.com) is a stand-up comic with a guitar or a musician with a sense of humor. Her “sophisticatedly raunchy” songs mix the wild and witty with the feminine tenderness found in themes about gay ex-boyfriends and male gynecologists.

Eric Schwartz (EricSchwartz.com) tours the country regularly and is a favorite at folk music festivals everywhere because he is an amazing musician with a killer wit and stunning sense of humor. You will be pleasantly surprised, shocked, and dazzled. His song “Clinton Got A Blowjob” just won the International Songwriting Competition’s Comedy/Novelty category.

And me – Chris Valenti – His songs, films, and jokes about foiled romantic opportunities and neurotic misadventures, vent the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His live show is part music, part comedy, and part cinema. (He shows a new film at every M Bar show.) A hopeful romantic with a twisted sense of humor, Chris uses blunt honesty, vulnerability, and self-deprecation to write comedy about the frustrations of life and attempted relationships.

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Strings of Comedy at the M Bar – Thurs, Sept 10 – with dating expert Dr. Alex Benzer

This month we’re trying something completely different. We have four musical comics and one dating guru, Dr. Alex Benzer, author of The Tau of Dating series.

Dr. Benzer is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. His lectures include topics such as Why The Smartest People Have The Toughest Time Dating and How To Feel Good About Disappointing Friends. We are extremely happy to have Dr. Benzer blast us with 10 minutes of relationship advice and whatever else he has in store. This will be a serious treat. In fact the raffle prize for this show will be a signed copy of his new book, The Tau of Dating for Women. (TauOfDating.com)

Oh, and we have comics too!

Dava Krause – Dava is one of the youngest comedians to have her jokes published in “She’s So Funny” by Judy Brown. She has written the web series, “My Roommate’s Boyfriend”, produced by Comedytime.tv. Her self-deprecating and authentic style takes many exposing risks and can be heard on National Lampoon Radio. (DavaKrause.com)

Oded Gross – generally speaking, is a pretty open guy. Except when it comes to people who are different than him. Then his tolerance wanes. His videos “It’s All Because (the gays are getting married)” and “Just Found a Red Sock (in the laundry while washing my KKK sheet)” are both huge internet sensations. (myspace.com/odedgross)

Phil Johnson – isn’t angry. Even when he’s crooning horrible thoughts about an ex-girlfriend or calling out your co-workers for what they really are, it’s done with warmth and a knowing glance that it’s all in good fun. He’s neither an insider, nor an outsider, but the guy standing in the doorway watching both groups and laughing at everyone’s foibles, including his own. (RoadsideAttraction.com)

Chris Valenti – His songs, films, and jokes about foiled romantic opportunities and neurotic misadventures, vent the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His live show is part music, part comedy, and part cinema. (He shows a new film at every M Bar show.) A hopeful romantic with a twisted sense of humor, Chris uses blunt honesty, vulnerability, and self-deprecation to write comedy about the frustrations of life and attempted relationships. (ChrisValentiMusic.com)

The cover charge at the door is $10, but you can buy half price tickets here – http://www.goldstar.com/events/hollywood-ca/the-strings-of-comedy-1.html

Videos from each of the performers can be viewed at StringsOfComedy.com.

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Vows

Things you might not want to say to your spouse on your wedding day.
with Monica Himmel, Steve Pellegren, Elizabeth Price, and Madeliene Pellegren

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