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Hi. I'm Randy Hausner from InTheHausnerProductions. www.inthehausnerproductions.com I have had the priviledge of having Chris Bennett perform at many of my shows that I produce. He is my top performer, and after people see him perform, they know why.

Chris has a unique style and charisma that I can only describe as explosively hilarious. What makes him different than other guys in the business? Well, for one, there is no venue he cannot win over. I have seen him go over extremely well in a church, yet then go and be just as great at a biker bar. I have yet to find another comic that is as diverse as Chris Bennett.

Add to this his high moral ethics and dependability off stage, and you have a truly outstanding Comic and Person.

Any time you would like to hear more about my experiences working with Chris Bennett, please give me a call.

Randy Hausner
602-686-6174

- Hausner Productions


"I have been in Show Business for 25 years and no one has ever made me laugh more than Chris Bennett." - Tony Vicich - Tony Vicich


Chris's high energy and extremely funny routine drew enormous crowds and was definitely one of the funniest comedians we have ever seen. - Mountain View Christian Church. - Mountain View Christian Church


Seton Catholic School reports their new mascot, comedian Chris Bennett, has got to be the world's funniest mascot! It's sports teams are sure to go on to win all of the titles! - The Catholic Sun


Ultimate Laff Down Comedy Competition Finalist

Orange County, CA
William Word, Producer - Ultimate Laff Down


Hey Chris! Good seeing you last night. Great set at the Comedy Spot!! You blew the rest of them out of the water!! - Greg


The Laugh Across America tour auditioned more than 1200 comedians. Chris outlasted most of them and became a Contest Finalist!

Produced by Mark Allen
Sponsored by the Stardust Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
November 1, 2003 - Stardust Resort & Casino


Chris Bennett is a high energy act with a totally unique performance style and comedic voice. I have seen him perform at least a dozen times. He has always scored big with the audience. He gets head rocking, side grabbing belly laughs, I am a big fan of Chris Bennett's comedic talent. I'm no fool. He's going to be a major star and someone is going to be hired to write his show.

Ritch Shydner
The Author of "I Killed" Stories from the Road and Co-executive producer of Blue Collar TV, Co-Executive producer of Titus and has been on HBO and Comedy Central.


- Ritch Shydner


Without a doubt, Chris is known as one of the best comics to come out of Arizona in this decade, and his reputation precedes him. Not only is he one of the most sought-after stage acts in the SW United States, but (and this is the weightiest of all credentials in fact) Chris is regarded by the local comedy community to be a top-eschelon talent, combining acting ability, improv skills, stage presence and innate comic artistry in a way that renders his act unique. Comedians, at least in this part of the woods, are not quick to sing each other's praises, but all Arizona comedians (myself included) pause not even a second to boast about an Arizona original who we'd all bet the farm will someday be world famous.

On top of all that, you'll hear no whispering about ego or selfish-comic-syndrome when it comes to Chris. I personally recall at least a half-dozen occasions when Chris either "donated" stage-time himself or was quick with a solid recommendation for talent with charity events, non-profit fundraisers, and church functions. We Phoenix comics who run venues or host media programs could (and can !) always count on Chris to lend a hand whenever we need him.

No corniness here when I say that Chris is truly a comedian's comedian. He's an A+ performance artist, a helpful member of the entertainment community, and an all-around decent guy. We're proud to say that he's one of us.

Larry Kenny, MIM
Producer/Host, Quest Television program,
THE COMEDY THRIFT SHOP
(a weekly standup showcase on Arizona network CTV, now in its 4th year on the air)
602.487.6562
Larry1866@yahoo.com
- Host, Quest Television


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GIVE IT UP FOR CHRIS BENNETT

Chris Bennett’s clean “PG” rated humor, suitable for all audiences, brings the house down wherever he performs. His stand up is more like a one man play than a typical show. He uses his energy, facial expressions and material to create a funny world for the audience to enter. Chris draws upon his life experiences growing up with a very interesting family, working as an activities director in a senior citizens center and as a very young married father and college student. Chris’s dedication and focus enabled him to graduate in 4 years with a B.S. degree in Theater Arts, while working full time, before he moved to Los Angeles to embark on his professional career as an actor and comic

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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVE

When Chris was 10, his teacher asked him to write down three occupations that he would like to have when he got older. He wrote that he would want to be a Priest, a Doctor, or a Lawyer. At the age of 19 Chris found out he was getting married and he was going to be a father. Because of this little discovery, his dreams of being a priest were shattered. Apparently the Catholic Church has strict rules against priests being married. All through college Chris struggled to pass his science classes which pretty much ruled out the option of becoming a doctor (not to mention he couldn't stand the sight of blood). Chris also hated arguing so he knew he couldn't become a lawyer.

At the age of 22, with all his prior career choices thrown out the window, Chris graduated with B.S. degree in Theater Arts and decided that the next logical profession would be to become and actor and a stand-up comedian. Soon after starting his stand-up career in 2002, Chris was named the Funniest Person in the Valley in Tempe, Arizona. He also represented Arizona as a finalist in the 2003 Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Chris continued his comedy career and was routinely a finalist in comedy contests around Arizona. In 2005 Chris competed in and won the title of the Funniest Actor in New York at the New York Improv and in 2006 he was the winner of the 2006 Southwest Comedy Festival.

In the Spring of 2006 Chris decided to quit his job as a sales professional in Arizona and moved his family to Los Angeles to pursue his acting and comedy career full time. What is unique about Chris is that his clean, “PG” rated, performances are still unbelievably entertaining and hilarious. Audiences both young and old love Chris's high energy stage presence and enjoy watching him act out his jokes instead of just delivering standard punch-line comedy routines performed by other comedians. Chris can currently be seen performing in clubs around Los Angeles, as well as at colleges, clubs, corporate events and celebrity roasts across the U.S.

Film and Television:
AZE 360 Featured Comedian Arizona Channel 13
Laugh Off (Pilot) Featured Comedian M Theory Entertainment Inc
Comedy Time Comedian Comedy Time Network
The Voyer (Student Short) Lead New York Film School

Theatre:
Live From Hollywood Ensemble Cast Hollywood Fight Club
Things Between Us Ensemble Cast Hollywood Fight Club
Holiday in Hoopersville Slider Snider PlayWright’s Workshop Theatre
Actor’s Nightmare George Spelvin Seton Catholic High School Theatre

One Man Shows:
The Chris Bennett Farewell Show Entertainment Alley
Chris Bennett Goes Hollywood Entertainment Alley

Comedy Clubs:
(Complete List Available Upon Request)
Comedy Store West Hollywood, CA
Hollywood Improv West Hollywood, CA
Ha Ha Comedy Café North Hollywood, CA
Ice House Annex Pasadena, CA
New York Improv New York, New York
Tempe Improv Tempe, AZ

Training:
Comedyschools.com Stand-Up Comedy
Arizona State University B.A. Theatre
Entertainment Alley Sketch Comedy
TVI Actors Studio Commercial Acting
Jesterz Improv Troupe Improvisational Comedy
Groundlings Improvisational Comedy
Candace Silvers Acting

Special Skills:
Stand-Up Comedy, Characters, Voices, Swimming, Improvisation, Football, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Bowling, Mascot

Awards:
Winner – Southwest Comedy Festival 2006
Funniest Person in The Valley – The Sets in Tempe - 2003
Finalist – Las Vegas Comedy Festival’s Laugh Across America Contest 2004
Finalist – Southwest Comedy Festival 2005
Funniest Actor in New York –New York Improv – 2005
Best Underground Comic – Scottsdale, AZ - 2006