ABOUT
BIO

Chris Clem is a 6’ 5”, 280 lb., man-child with blue eyes. He has kissed Meredith Vieira, won $100,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, and lost $100,000 by getting married (and going to multiple WrestleManias). He has appeared on Fox 8 Cleveland, TWC’s NEON channel, Kent State’s TV2, and was a contributing performer for Up Late with Steve Guy (UpLate-tv.com). His writing has been featured in Cleveland Scene Magazine, contributing to their first ever comedy issue in November 2013. He also hosts Chris Clem's Cavs Cast (chrisclem.net) and formerly co-hosted the Pretty Swell Guys podcast with Kirk Robinson (PrettySwellGuys.com) and Mohammed’s Radio with Jeremy Sheer (WCSB 89.3 Cleveland), on top of many appearances on radio throughout northeast Ohio (87.7 WLFM Cleveland, 100.1 WNIR Akron, 98.1 WKDD Akron). Not just a comedian, Chris has also acted in many short films, been in commercials, done voice over work for TV, and ring announced pro wrestling cards. He was also a staff writer for a weekly live talk show at the Second City’s DeMaat Theater in Chicago in spring 2014.

Clem studied at Second City Detroit’s training center, the iO in Chicago, and formerly performed with his excellent improv comedy troupe Thunderlips and the Submissives at Big Dog Theater in Cleveland Heights, in addition to performing stand-up all over the midwest. He can riff on any subject, and is known for his hilarious stories, impressions, and obsessions with comic books, professional wrestling, pro sports and movies. Chris is also ruggedly handsome and an excellent speller with a stupendous vocabulary.

Now based in Chicago, IL, Chris is looking to take his career to the next level, if he can only overcome his sudden onset of agoraphobia in what might be the most inspirational story since Rocky V. You can book him or find out more information about a multitude of subjects by emailing chris@chrisclem.net.

RESUME

STAND-UP

Comedy Clubs:
Funny Stop Comedy Club, Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Headliner
Bonkerz Milwaukee (inside Potawatomi Casino) - Milwaukee, WI - Feature
Bonkerz at Island Resort and Casino - Harris, MI - Feature
Funny Farm Comedy Club, Niles, OH - Feature
Comedy Zone at Club Velvet, Hard Rock Casino, Northfield, OH - MC
Hilarities 4th Street Theater at Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland, OH - MC
Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant, Cleveland, OH - MC

Colleges:
Kent State University, Kent, OH - Feature
University of Akron, Akron, OH - MC

Theaters:
Arcade Comedy Theater, Pittsburgh, PA - Headliner
None Too Fragile Theater, Akron, OH - Headliner
Allen Theater, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH - MC
Kennedy Theater, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH - MC

Rock Clubs:
Buzzbin Art and Music Shop, Canton, OH - Headliner
Stone Tavern, Kent, OH - Headliner
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH - Showcase

Festivals/Tours:
Accidental Comedy Fest 2014 - Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Comedy Festival 2008-2014 – Cleveland, OH
Con on the Cob 2011 - 2012 – Boston Heights, OH
Comedians of Various Size Tour 2014

IMPROV/SKETCH

Improv:
Thunderlips and the Submissives short-form (2010 - 2012) - Big Dog Theater, Cleveland Heights, OH

Sketch:
The Midnight Parade (2014) – DeMaat Studio Theater at Second City, Chicago, IL
Pretty Swell Show (2010 - 2013) - Funny Stop Comedy Club, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

MEDIA

Television:
Mike Polk Jr. Show (WJW 8 Cleveland, OH) – various characters 2012 - present
Pretty Swell Guys Television Extravaganza (Time Warner Cable) - Performer/ Producer 2011
Funny On Demand (Time Warner Cable) - Stand-Up 2010

Commercials:
Connect TV “Olympics” campaign - 2012

Radio:
Mohammed’s Radio with Jeremy Sheer (89.3 WCSB FM Cleveland, Ohio) - Co-host/Guest host 2010-2013
Stan Piatt Show (100.1 WNIR FM Akron, Ohio) - Guest 2010 - 2013
WKDD Morning Show (98.1 WKDD FM Akron, Ohio) - Guest 2013
Sundays with Chad Zumock (87.7 WLFM FM Cleveland, Ohio) – Guest 2013

Podcasts:
The Pretty Swell Guys (PrettySwellGuys.com) - co-host 2010- 2013
The C4 Podcast - host 2015

Web Series:
Man in the Box - 2 episodes, 2011

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