Mild-mannered advertising creative by day. Featured humorist and content creator by night. Five hundred feet from schools and playgrounds at all times.Hi, I'm Chris. 👋
associate creative director
From Droga5 to BBDO, I've brought heart, humor, and the Oxford comma to a variety of brands, through a variety of media. For a link to my complete portfolio, just ask.
An old boss once called me a mushroom cloud of creativity.
(As his rationale for firing me.)
make 'em laugh
And watch paradigms shift in a millisecond.
It's not easy being funny when you look like a Young Republican, but on top of my day job, I write sketch comedy, perform stand-up, and animate shorts. Appearing most recently on Funny Or Die, I'm also a featured political humorist on HuffPost Comedy, an editor's-pick cartoonist at Salon, sometimes-contributor to BuzzFeed, and an ex-Viner recognizable to about seven people.
My cartoons have appeared on Salon's Cartoon Saturday as well as The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and my own creation: The Misfit Penguin. It was the cartoons of The New Yorker that shaped me as a kid, and (so help me, god) is next on the list.
Since 2009, I've lampooned and satirized the American body politic as a humorist at HuffPost Comedy, content creator at BuzzFeed, and once — just once — somehow wound up on the Reddit front page.
You can lecture for a lifetime, but make someone laugh and watch their paradigms shift in a millisecond. I've done dank open mics to full sets, hosted by Comedy Central's Tom Shillue.
I've lived, studied, and traveled across more than 40 countries.
(And speak nearly 10 languages absolutely terribly.)
From designing quirky t-shirts to subsistence farming upstate, here are just some of the things I love to do... when I'm not doing all those other things I love to do.
In advertising, it's my job to convince millions of Americans what's best for them. One day, I decided to find out for myself. The Crunchy Urbanite chronicles my ongoing adventures in sustainable DIYs and how-to's for everyday products. (Yes, I make my own soap.)
I worked with NBC Top Chef's Stephen Asprinio and team to help launch their new wine and pizza-focused flagship concept restaurant, located in the old Tiffany & Co. building on Manhattan's Union Square. (The New York Times loved us, btw.)
Just two hours north of New York City, Hillsdale, NY is where the Berkshires meet the Hudson Valley. It's where I steal off to every weekend to recharge my batteries. And where I turned a secluded hilltop into a glamping getaway... so you can recharge yours.
After college, I debated either a career in advertising or intelligence for the CIA.
(Guess who won.)