John Crist (comedian)
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|Birth name||John Barak Crist|
|Genres||Christian comedy, sketch comedy, Observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||Christianity, Millennials, consumerism, family|
John Crist is an American Christian comedian from Lilburn, Georgia. Crist is best known for his YouTube sketches, Millennial International, 7 Signs You Grew Up Christian, and Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot, which collectively have amassed over one billion views. John's comedy often focuses on Christian subculture. He occasionally uses his comedy to critique problems he sees in the Christian church. Crist has said of his comedic inspiration: "Shoot, I grew up in Georgia. My dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?" Crist has opened for Jeff Foxworthy, Dave Chappelle, Seth Meyers, Tim Hawkins, and Anjelah Johnson.
Crist grew up in the South with seven siblings. His father was a pastor and, as a child, Crist was deeply entrenched in all aspects of Christian culture. His first job was at the Georgia-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain but, in an early reflection of his off-beat sense of humor, he was fired for using his hand to stir the lemonade.
Crist attended Samford University in Birmingham, AL, graduating in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. After graduation, John moved to Colorado and in 2009, he began performing at open mic nights and local comedy clubs, as well as churches, restaurants, and casinos. In 2009, Crist made his first national comedy debut with an appearance on Louie Anderson’s Las Vegas Comedy Show Larger Than Life.
In 2014, Crist appeared on Louie Anderson's episode of Gotham Comedy Live, which aired on AXS TV. Anderson, said of Crist: “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name. He is so likable, and his stand-up is top notch." Later that year, in an effort to grow his career, John moved to LA.
In late 2015, John released his first comedy special on DVD, I Got Questions. Then, in the summer of 2016, he developed a three-minute video that changed his life’s trajectory. The video, a comedy sketch called Christian Music: How It’s Made, was written by Crist and produced by Aaron Chewning. In it, the pair starred as two record executives telling a new Christian band how to make it big in the music business. The video went viral and has over two million views on YouTube. His most popular sketches include Millennial International, Every Parent at Disney, and Christian Mingle Inspector. In addition to Chewning, Crist frequently collaborates with fellow Christian comedian and musician Trey Kennedy.
In fall 2017, John sold out his first headlining tour, Captive Thoughts, which spanned 20 East Coast cities. In summer 2018, John moved to Nashville, TN and signed with United Talent Agency. Later that year, he participated in Winter Jam, an annual Christian music tour and launched his second headlining tour, Human Being Tour, which included 55 cities across the states. Crist’s live performances have earned him “breakthrough” status and the 28th spot on Pollstar, an organization that tracks box-office activity. On May 19, 2019, John Crist, DJ Mykael V, nobigdyl., and 1K Phew released a new rap single and music video based on Crist's regularly used phrase, Check Your Heart.
In May 2019, during an appearance on The Bobby Bones Show, country singer Lauren Alaina announced that they had been dating for a few months. They met after she sent him a message on Instagram in response to one of his videos, and bonded over the fact that they are both from Georgia.
- Don't Go Chasing Water Falls Tour (2014)
- I Got Questions Tour (2016)
- Captive Thoughts (2017)
- The Human Being Tour (2018-2019)
- Up Close (2019)
|2013||Sounds on 29th||Himself||TV Series|
|2014||Gotham Comedy Live||Himself||TV Series Documentary|
|2015||I Got Questions||Himself||Video|
|2016||Weekday Wrap-Up||Co-Host, Writer||1 Episode|
|2019||Fox and Friends||Himself - Christian Comedian||1 Episode|
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