Cris Nannarone

Host of 'Best in Chow', Stand-up Comedian

About Cris Nannarone

Cris Nannarone’s style is Traditional Stand-up, a Microphone, and an Audience (no shiny stuff). He patterns most of his non-offensive material around his own life, personal experiences, misunderstandings, and confusions. “I exaggerate everything that annoys or confuses me. I don’t do much on the opposite sex, they scare me”. He is able to paint detailed pictures with his words.

When Cris Nannarone is on stage, you simply cannot take your eyes off him, he commands your attention in the subtlest way, and it feels as though you’re listening to an old friend. You can easily see his passion for his craft and his respect for the audience,’ I never talk down to my audience, or think that I’m better than they are. I have tremendous respect for anyone who goes out of their way, rushing home from work, making plans to come to a comedy show. I also believe that a comic is only as good as his audience, when they work together, it’s “MAGIC”.

From 1992 to present Cris toured coast to coast headlining for comedy clubs, made his debut at The Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas, made several appearances on the Comedy Network’s, Comedy at Club 54, showcased for ABC, NBC, HBO, FOX, CBS, the Comedy Store, and The Improv, showcased at the prestigious Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia hosted The Miss Hooter’s Canada Pageant.

With Ethnic Comedy shows becoming more popular, Cris Nannarone has stretched out again and begun performing bilingually, (English/Italian). He has headlined the annual Montreal Italian Week, The Greco Roman Show and The Italian Comedy Festival Tour, in 2006 Cris was a featured performer at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Wise Guys Show, The Montreal Gazzette Called Cris the evening’s favorite performer

Over the years Cris has toured extensively working hard at honing his skills at Delivery, Timing and Improvisation, “…Sometimes I have the most fun just interacting and playing with the audience”, he says. Spontaneity, rapid-fire, high energy delivery, combined with powerful stage presence, voice, body and facial expressions, along with instant likeability has developed Cris into the ‘TOTAL PACKAGE’, a Strong, Dependable, Consistent, Crowd Pleasing ENTERTAINER, and one of the best MASTERS of CERIMONIES around.

Cris continues to be in high demand for all kinds of corporate functions. Whether in English or Italian, he delivers time and time again.

Notable Live Appearances

  • The Riviera Comedy Club – Las Vegas

Stage Appearances With

  • John Byner
  • Tommy Chong
  • Rich Hall
  • David Brenner
  • Jimmy Walker

Client Reviews

  • “Cris made our party a success and would strongly recommend him to any group, large or small, considering having a top notch, first class and extremely talented comedian perform at their function.” – D.R. Hurl and Associates Ltd.
  • ‘Cris, on behalf of the Canadian Progress Club’I would like to offer our many thanks for your outstanding performance at our 2007 Buckin Comedy Night’your efforts helped make our event a great success in raising funds for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Calgary and area. We all found you to be very professional, providing a pleasant atmosphere with hiliarious corporate comedy.” – CPC Calgary Bow River
  • “It is with pride that we write this letter of appreciation and recommendation to you. Your creativity, execution and warmth were defining characteristics in your role as Master of Ceremonies for ConocoPhillips Canada’s 2006 Christmas Party. It must no doubt be difficult to create an MC program that caters to the tastes of 2000 people and that seamlessly integrates the disparate entertainment and corporate speech elements of an event of this magnitude. You successfully tied this entertainment and information package together in an efficient, witty, and professional fashion. On behalf of ConocoPhillips Canada, we look forward to working with you at future corporate events. We would not hesitate to recommend Cris Nannarone to any individual or organization looking to plan and execute an event of the highest quality and of any size.” – ConocoPhillips Canada
  • “I just wanted to say thanks to Cris Nannarone for putting on a great show at our Annual Stampede Breakfast this past July 13th. I can’t imagine it’s easy to be ‘on your game’ at 9 a.m. in the morning, but Cris was truly energetic, taking the show and the audience exactly where they needed to go to have a good time. He was upbeat, quick and worked wonders with the crowd. Hopefully, I will get another opportunity to introduce Cris again at our Christmas event. ‘ – Northrock Resources Ltd.
  • ”Very exciting evening filled with laughs and entertainment’exactly what we were looking for’rave reviews and praise from fellow staff.’ – Chevron Canada Ltd.
  • ”On behalf of all our staff, thank you for the comedy provided by Cris Nannarone, he was lively and entertaining..” – Public Works Canada