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 August, 2011

Red Carpet Benefit honoring Jerry Lewis Proceeds go to Jerry’s Kids and MDA

This is HUGE – I am very excited to be performing at the Sept 4th Muscular Dystrophy Assoc benefit honoring Jerry Lewis at The Comedy Store along with (so far) Ralphie May, Tommy Davidson, Rick Overton, Piper & Tupper, John Caponera, Melinda Hill, with tele-appearances by Robin Williams, George Wallace, Bobby Lee, and Jerry Lewis.

The Comedy Store – 8433 Sunset Blvd – Los Angeles, CA 90069 – 323-650-6268


Genghis Cohen – Sat Aug 20, 8pm

Full hour show!! Songs. Stand up. Laughing. Not a five minute showcase. Not a ten minute teaser. A FULL HOUR show!! Ok, 50 minutes. But still…

It’s the kind of show I do out on the road. Except this time it’s here in Los Angeles! You don’t have to go to the airport, pay for 6 days of car storage in Lot C, then change planes in Vegas or Phoenix, just to see my full show in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, or New Mexico. I’m not saying that wouldn’t be worth it – it would. But, parking at Genghis Cohen is free. The cover is only $8. Coming to this show will demonstrate your fiscal responsibility.

So, let’s hang out Saturday. Good Chinese food. Good friends. New friends. New material. Drinks after the show. And free parking.

Genghis Cohen – 740 N Fairfax Ave – Los Angeles, CA 90069 – See you there!