Hi, thanks for checking out my website! I'm Christi, a stand up comedian living in Queens with my two kitties Turbo & Coco. Together, we like to eat pizza and watch Ru Paul's Drag Race. Yunno... hot girl sh*t.
I moved to New York City at the age of 19 with an extensive musical theatre background and my sights set on Broadway. I discovered comedy a few years later at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and my dreams changed. I quickly learned at improv school that I do *not* like improv but I DO like improvisation's hot uncle: stand up comedy.
On stage I've been described as being a "cupcake full of razor blades" and I think that's accurate. My stand up is very playful and often interactive. My favorite part of being on stage is doing crowd work with the audience, completely off-the-cuff. I like to charm the pants off my crowds and win them over, so when I talk about being a horny Christian they're cool with it. ;) I'm outgoing, physical and a consummate entertainer! Just point me to the stage and I will take care of the rest.
Christi Chiello is a comedian based in NYC. She made her television debut on Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, opposite legend Jimmy Carr. She was named a "New Face of Comedy" at the International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2017. Christi has appeared on Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack and Comedy Knockout on TruTV and has played various roles on IFC’s Comedy Crib.
Christi wrote and stars in her acclaimed one woman show It’s Christi, B*tch! which has sold out showings at Joe’s Pub and Ars Nova. The show was featured in the New York Times and hailed a “must see comedy event” by Time Out New York. For 3 years she co-hosted the popular live show Battle of the Divas with Matteo Lane (chosen for “Best of the NY Comedy Festival” by Time Out New York) and she starred in a long-running national television commercial for IKEA.
Currently, Christi co-hosts Planet Scum Live! with Chris Gethard every Wednesday on Planet Scum. You can hear her as Baby Saffron on the PBS Kid’s show Pinkalicious and Peterrific and as various (insane) characters on the new scripted series from audible Sorry Charlie Miller. Her stand up special is out now as a part of this season's Comedy Central Stand Up Featuring and you can see Christi on the upcoming season of This Joka starring Will Smith!
She can not WAIT to return to the stage when it's safe to do so! Christi hosts a monthly show at The Stand, Christi Chiello's Lost & Found! She does warm up for The XChange Rate on Yahoo! and is is the opening act for Nicole Byer at clubs and theaters all over the country. She's been fortunate enough to voice some amazing characters during this pandemic for an animated series on Adult Swim coming out soon!