Chris Tellez’s easy-going charisma and storytelling knack sometimes give his sets a conversational vibe, but his unorthodox perspectives and sharp writing skills help him stuff those seemingly relaxed performances with outstanding comedy.
The Dallas-raised, Austin-based comic may refer to himself as lazy, but Tellez stays plenty busy. Some of his time is regularly taken up by his own projects – like running the popular Shit’s Golden monthly stand-up showcase with Pat Dean or co-hosting the “Why Should We Care?” podcast with AJ Henderson. He also consistently performs on popular Austin showcases and has earned opportunities to work with standout headliners like Baron Vaughn and Kyle Kinane.
Tellez’s comedy focuses on material grounded in jokes he’d want to hear as an audience member. His aim is to continue developing comedy that suits him, even if a new direction isn’t necessarily what he expected. When creative growth means building an act around more semen and poop jokes, he commits to it.