Chris Trew is a comedy person based in New Orleans. As seen on MTV, Comedy Central, GQ, and 75+ comedy, film, music, and tech festivals.
He’s opened 5 comedy venues in 3 cities, created dozens of original comedy show formats, and worked with thousands of people through his workshops all over the world. He’s the founder of Hell Yes Creative.
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Courses, challenges, and coaching for creative people.
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Chris has produced well over 15,000 hours of comedy at various theaters, clubs, and festivals since 2006. He’s currently the booker at Comedy House New Orleans and runs several annual events, including Hell Yes Fest, Super Standup Sundays, NOLA Comedy Fest, and Night of 1,000 Jokes. He’s also programmed comedy stages at major outdoor music festivals like FunFunFun Fest (Austin) and Buku (New Orleans).
“They built a comedy scene from scratch” – Vulture
From tech conferences in San Diego to tattoo conventions in Richmond. From biker rallies in South Dakota to film festivals in Austin. From the National Beard and Mustache Championships to major pro-wrestling events, Chris’ hosting resume is robust and ridiculous.
“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” – UPROXX
Chris has headlined comedy festivals in Memphis, Knoxville, Chicago, Richmond, Baltimore, Houston, Iowa City, Phoenix, and Wilmington and been featured on dozens more. He’s toured the country more than 20 times through various projects, most notably as the host for the wildly popular Air Sex Championships. He’s won “best New Orleans comedian” multiple times and been featured on the cover of both The Austin Chronicle and The New Orleans Gambit for his work spearheading the local comedy scenes.
“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
Chris’ sports content has been featured on platforms like Dime Mag, With Spandex, and ESPN Truehoop. His New Orleans sports podcast and web series, Trew to the Game, was picked up by the New Orleans Pelicans and eventually featured on NBA.com and turned into a Facebook Live show. He slept in a minor league baseball park for 5 days as part of the promotion for the rebranded New Orleans Baby Cakes. He wrote a book about sitting behind the visitors behind at Pelicans games called Behind the Bench.
“The problem with [New Orleans basketball fans] is their are too few Trews” – The Times-Picayune
As seen on America’s Got Talent, GQ Magazine, Paper Magazine’s “Comics To Watch”
Festival resume (headliner): FunFunFun Fest (Austin), Memphis Comedy Festival, Moontower (Austin), Norfolk Improv Fest, Charm City Comedy Fest (Baltimore), Trill Comedy Fest, Bird City Comedy Fest (Phoenix), Second Best Comedy Fest (Richmond), Out of Bounds Comedy Fest (Austin), Providence Improv Fest, Chicago Improv Fest, Green Gravel Comedy Fest (Iowa City), Dallas Comedy Festival, Twin Cities Improv Fest, DC Comedy Fest, New York Sketchfest, SXSW, Step, Tribecon, Cape Fear Comedy Fest (Wilmington), Scruffy City Comedy Fest (Knoxville), Baltimore Improv Fest, Fantastic Fest (Austin), Buku (New Orleans), Pemberton (British Columbia, CA), Sound on Sound (Austin), Austin Film Festival, French Quarter Fest, Buffalo Chip, Edward Sharpe’s Big Top
Festivals created: Hell Yes Fest, Megaphone Marathons, Super Standup Sunday, Dallas Comedy Festival, Comedy Underground, NOLA Comedy Fest, Improv Wins Conference and Festival
Venue’s opened: ColdTowne Theater, The New Movement (Austin), The New Movement (New Orleans), Dallas Comedy House, Comedy House New Orleans