Chris Trew is a comedy person based in New Orleans where he helped “start a comedy scene from scratch” (Vulture). He’s performed in over 60 comedy and music festivals across North America and has been seen on, Comedy Central, and GQ Magazine. He was named a “comic to watch” by Paper Magazine and called “out of his f*cking mind” by the Austin Chronicle.

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In addition to headlining comedy festivals in Richmond, Memphis, Baltimore, Knoxville, Houston, Iowa City, Chicago, Phoenix, and Wilmington, Chris has brought comedy to events like the Austin Film Festival, SXSW, Buku, Edward Sharpe’s Big Top, Fantasy Fest in Key West, and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in South Dakota.

Chris Trew has been on over 20 tours since 2006 with a variety of projects, most notably the Air Sex Championships (MTV, GQ, America’s Got Talent). His comedy has been featured at places like FunFunFun Fest, Sound on Sound Fest, Pemberton Music Fest, and the Richmond Tattoo Convention.

In New Orleans Chris has worked with brands like District Donuts, Breaux Mart, the New Orleans Baby Cakes, the New Orleans Pelicans, and Dirty Coast. Nationally Chris has directed web content for The Beard Struggle, hosted multiple projects for MTV, and been the face of backstage interviews at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in South Dakota working with Ozzy Osbourne, The Doobie Brothers, Toby Keith and dozens more.

Sports Content

Chris’ sports content has appeared on ESPN Truehoop, Def Pen, Dime Mag, With Spandex,, UPROXX,, and more.

His New Orleans sports podcast, Trew 2 the Game, appeared on the cover of Gambit Weekly and was eventually picked up as a Facebook Live show for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

He’s the author of “Behind the Bench“, a book documenting Chris’ years spent sitting behind the visitors bench at Pelicans games.

Event Hosting

You may have seen Chris announcing professional wrestling shows during Super Bowl week in Atlanta or comedy showcases during NBA All-Star Weekend. Chris has also hosted events during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

From the National Beard and Mustache Championships to the Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition to the Richmond Tattoo Convention, Chris’ hosting resume is robust and ridiculous.

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Improv Comedy

Chris has co-founded multiple comedy theaters and festivals including ColdTowne (Austin, 2006), The New Movement (Austin, 2009), Dallas Comedy House (2010), and The New Movement (New Orleans, 2010).

Additionally, Chris co-founded the Dallas Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Megaphone Marathons, and Underground Comedy Festival during SXSW.

He’s the Co-author of Improv Wins, a book about improv that serves as the textbook for students of The New Movement.


Chris Trew never puts on the same show twice, and he’s a hustling, hard-working comedian who is, in a word, unforgettable.”

The Chicagoist, previewing The Chicago Improv Festival

“Of the festival’s four headliners, only one, Chris Trew, is what you might call a regular white dude – although, given his otherworldly beard and penchant for bizarre behavior, Trew might not even be human.”

Star News Online, previewing Cape Fear Comedy Festival

“Trew’s is truly a fertile and ingenious comic mind…an ambitious yet cerebral approach to art and performance”

The Knoxville Mercury, previewing Scruffy City Comedy Fest

Chris Trew is that he’s a man who realized that not only could he live his dream, he could live ALL OF THEM, and he could live them all at once”


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