BIO

Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.

Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E’s “Black & White”, which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race. He can also be heard filling in as a regular guest host on “Standup with Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Insight.

Over the years, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, “Good Morning America” and “The Today Show”.

Christian’s four comedy albums/specials (“Two for Flinching”,“Au Contraire!”, “The Fun Part” and “60% Joking“) are available on iTunes and Amazon and his standup is in regular rotation on all major streaming services. His fifth album (and third special) “Christian Finnegan: Show Your Work” will be released Spring 2021.

When not on tour, Christian Finnegan can usually be found in Queens helping his wife, author Kambri Crews, with her venue QED Astoria or walking their faithful pooches, Griswold and Chief Billy Bowlegs.

Resumé

Christian’s Complete Acting & Stand Up Comedy Resume

TV/FILM
STAND-UP
ACTING
Are We There Yet?Supporting LeadTBS
Time SuckHost/CreatorComedy Central
Knight & DaySupporting20th Century Fox
Best Week EverPermanent PanelistVH1
Chappelle’s ShowFeatured PerformerComedy Central
Comedy Central PresentsPerformer/WriterComedy Central
The Today ShowRegular panelistNBC
The Late Late Show w/ Craig FergusonGuest performerCBS
Last Call with Carson DalyGuest performerNBC
Game TimeHostTV Land
Tough Crowd w. Colin QuinnGuest performerComedy Central
World’s Greatest Superbowl CommercialsPanelist/WriterCBS
Friday Night Stand-UpGuest HostComedy Central
Premium BlendFeatured PerformerComedy Central
Late FridayFeatured PerformerNBC
My Coolest YearsFeatured PanelistVH1
The Big Idea w/ Donny DeutschFeatured PanelistCNBC
Eden Court (Feature Film)Supporting Lead (Carl)Printers Row Pictures
 
“Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival (Montreal, ’03 & ’06 & ’09)The Charlotte Comedy Zone
Chappelle’s Show All Star Tour“Eating It” at Luna Lounge (NY)
Best Week Ever Live TourThe Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (NY & LA)
FHM Comedy TourPSNBC (NY)
The Laugh Factory (NY & LA)HBO Workspace (LA)
Stand Up New YorkThe International Fringe Festival (NY)
CarolinesThe New York Underground Comedy Festival
The Melrose ImprovMohegan Sun Casino
The DC ImprovNational Association of Campus Activities (NACA)
The Tampa ImprovBrandeis University
The Houston Laff StopFlorida State University
The Atlanta PunchlineSouthwestern University
University of Southern CaliforniaMichigan State University
 …and many, many more

Atlantic Theater Company, Instructed by William H. Macy and Scott Ziegler (among others).

Two years of Voice, Speech, Movement and Scene Study classesBFA in Playwriting, Tisch School of the Arts – New York University 1995.

Other Stuff

Staff writer and associate producer for Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” (2004).

Staff writer for “Jump the Shark”, a pilot for TV Land, produced by Long Story Prods.

Founding member or The Non Prophets, a successful NYC-based sketch comedy group that showcased at HBO Workspace (LA) and PSNBC (NY), among others.* Full C.V. available upon request.