Chris Alan grew up in my parent's hometown of Rochester, NY and began to take his comedy career seriously in my hometown of Dayton, OH.
Currently based out of Charlottesville, VA., Chris has worked with my former roommate, and last week's guest Iain Oldman as well, so we had plenty of shared life experiences/locations to dig into.
Chris hopped on the mic with me during his recent week in Pittsburgh. I got to see him perform both on the first Collegiates & Comedians showcase of the 2017-18 Pitt school year, and as part of the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival.
I loved getting to pick his brain on everything from comedy sensitivity, working with and without a plan on stage, and how he's been able to balance comedy with a military career for nearly 10 years.