If you’ve ever been frustrated by a relationship and you have a somewhat 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 stories songs, scripts, films, and jokes of struggles, blunders, and missed opportunities radiate the painfully funny universal suffering we all endure. His live 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.
Chris takes his guitar and his wit to comedy clubs, colleges, music venues, and military bases all over the country. He performs solo, with his band The Emotional Wrecks, or with the comedy guitar duo he formed with Phil Johnson, The Dysfunctional Romantics. He also produces the Strings of Comedy tour, which features the top musical comics performing today.
Valenti is also deeply involved in creating films and videos for both the big screen and the little screen you’re looking at right now. An award winning filmmaker, Chris has two feature films to his credit. “Sensitive Johnson” – his first feature comedy – was featured at dozens of film festivals internationally, winning many fans and awards along the way. “800 CDs” – his first and God help me last feature documentary – also screened at many film festivals and has become a handy tool and helpful guide to hundreds of independent musicians. Chris’s goal in 2009 is to complete a short film each month. Each of these shorts are available for view on the film page and on FunnyOrDie.com.
A hopeful romantic with a wry sense of humor, Chris has the knack for using self-deprecation and vulnerability to weave stories 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.