• New video clips online

    Posted by on February 17, 2011

    Check out http://www.rooftopcomedy.com/comics/ChrisCoen to see me performing at Go Bananas in Cincy over the last year…plus an ’09 clip to see how new (read: not very good) I was.

  • Paid work

    Posted by on February 15, 2011

    A new comic approached me and another professional comic (meaning one of us doesn’t still work a full time job.) and asked when he could expect paid work.  We both stared at the floor for second and both said “What do you mean by paid?”  For those of you wondering, here’s my experience…  My first paid show was four months into my “career” at a bowling alley in west Columbus.  I brought in 37 people at $7 a head and was paid $40 for 15 minutes of awfulness (that’s a net loss, btw).  It was the greatest moment of my life and yet, possibly the saddest to some.  Over three years later I have traveled to nine states, put 30,000 miles on my car, and not made in enough in any month of comedy to pay my mortgage, electric bill and condo fees.  Only twice have I come close.  Yet, I am considered by some to be on the right path.  I am sleep deprived most of the time, I never know from month to month if have one show or up to twelve per month, and have sat through hecklers, drunks, and general apathy.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Joe DiMaggio said he played hard in case a kid had never seen him before – he never wanted to disappoint.  This is how I feel.  I have to bring my best every time onstage b/c I’m such a nut I don’t want some drunk asshole to say I wasn’t funny after the show.  See you at my first headlining club gig, scumbag.  If you commit this much and you give up, you are the worst joke ever.  There is no runner-up in this biz.  That’s how I do comedy.  How long before you paid, new guy?  That’s up to you.

  • Small towns are awesome

    Posted by on February 13, 2011

    I know people that don’t do comedy would think doing shows in VFW’s, Eagles lodges, or in my case tonight, a senior center, in a town of 4000 people sounds awful, but I love it.  I sell more tshirts and DVD’s and everyone is super friendly.  I don’t know if they are starved for entertainment so much that they actually think I’m funny or my general white trashness bonds me to the crowd…but thank you small towns.  You folks rock.

  • Super Bowl entertainment

    Posted by on February 8, 2011

    When we will have a day where, forced to watch this drivel, the shows are actually good?  Hopefully, never.  Christina Aguliera flubs the words to the national anthem, which is played before every sporting event, veterans’ parade, and even on your TV at five am.  She probably got more money for screwing it up than I’ll make in the next decade.  Then the Black Eyed Peas come up at the half.  Can they pick two or three songs instead doing a 10 minute mash up of their greatest hits?  Why Slash, why, did you wear your trademark hat w/ bedazzler beads?  Did Axl keep all the GNR money to produce Chinese Democracy?  Clearly not, that album was more disappointing than a dry wedding reception.  Why all the dancers w/ tupperware boxes on their heads?  Does this enhance horrible pop music or is this a bad knock off of the Beijing Olympic ceremonies?  Oh, and in case you forgot – 111 million watched some game that was going on.  Better add Usher and a couple male dancers!  We’re losing the 35-49 male audience!

  • Show Sunday cancelled

    Posted by on February 4, 2011

    Super Bowl vs. Chris Coen…round one goes to you NFL…

  • Merchandise link now active!

    Posted by on February 1, 2011

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