Chris Bonno Stand Up

by Chris Bonno on December 18, 2012


The hilarious and multi-talented Chris Bonno stops by to share some stand-up and songs – with an intro by Laraine Newman from SNL no less.

Chris Bonno

Chris Bonno is a multi-hyphenate creative sort who lives and breathes in Los Angeles, California.  Originally from Houston, Texas, as an artist he received his Bachelor Degree in Studio Art ,with Honors, at the University of Texas at Austin. While in his junior year of college he started performing at the Comedy Workshop and with the local hit group, Esther’s Follies as the lead male cast member.  A professional comedian, he was once named the Funniest Person in Austin and has been touring as the feature act for comedian Hal Sparks for many years, performing all over the country and in Canada.  Bonno, in addition has been on tour in California with a group of performers including Rick Shapiro, John Fugelsang, Rick Overton, Edie McClurg, Tracy Newman, Gary Stockdale and more.  Also an actor, he has been on many sitcoms and independent films as well as many commercials and cartoons. Currently he produces, directs, writes and stars in his own experimental comedy web series Electric Bonnoland (found on youtube or on his website at  As a painter his work is owned by various show biz industry sorts like Laraine Newman, Paul Provenza, Rick Overton, Kelly Carlin, Cheryl Hines, comedian Andy Kindler and more. (For a more comprehensive list check the art section at  His painting of Conan O’Brien is currently the number one art piece at He’s illustrated for National Lampoon Magazine, the Writer’s Guild of America magazine, the LA Weekly and the Austin Chronicle to name a few. And he can sing.

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