November 14 - November 18

Chris Bliss

Chris Bliss

Speaker, comedian, and Bill of Rights proponent Chris Bliss delivers intelligent and timely commentary about our world, in the tradition of American satire from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart. Jay Leno, who featured Chris repeatedly on the Tonight Show, has called him "one of the brightest comedians around," with the Washington Post adding that "if you're looking to laugh, you can't do much better than Chris Bliss.”

11/18/2017 8:00 PM

Door Time: 7:00 PM

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Speaker, comedian, variety artist, and Bill of Rights proponent Chris Bliss delivers

intelligent and timely commentary about our world, in the tradition of American satire

from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart. Jay Leno, who featured Chris repeatedly on the

Tonight Show, has called him "one of the brightest comedians around," with the

Washington Post adding that "if you're looking to laugh, you can't do much better

than Chris Bliss.”

Chris was also one of the first surprise stars of the YouTube era, when his "Amazing Juggling Finale"

video went viral to the tune of over 80,000,000 downloads. The video reprises the signature piece of his

early career as an internationally acclaimed variety act, when he toured with superstars from Eric

Clapton to Michael Jackson. Its internet popularity included being posted by Ringo Star on his personal

website, and resulted in British R & B icon Fatboy Slim asking Chris to star in his music video “Old

Pair of Jeans”, and to join him on The Late Show with David Letterman to perform the song live with

the Paul Shaffer Band.

Chris's latest venture is the Bill of Rights Monument Project at MyBillOfRights.org, a nonprofit

dedicated to creating monuments of the Bill of Rights across America. Chris started the project after

discovering there wasn’t a single monument to this cornerstone of our individual rights and liberties.

That all changed on December 15, 2012, with dedication of the Bill of Rights Monument at the Arizona

Capitol, a historic first for the State and the nation. The dedication garnered national attention, with

coverage in both the New York Times and USA Today.

Culminating nearly seven years of hard work, Arizona’s monument set the table for a national effort to

bring the Bill of Rights to all fifty State Capitols. That effort received a major boost with the recent

airing of “Let Freedom Laugh! - The Bill of Rights Comedy Concert” on AXSTV, Chris’s first

television credit as an executive producer. Taped in front of a sold out audience at the Warner Theatre in

Washington, D.C., the concert was headlined by Lewis Black, and also featured comedy legends Dick

Gregory and Tommy Smothers, as well as rising stars Cristela Alonzo, Ahmed Ahmed, and John

Fuglesang.

Other notable achievements include Chris’s first TED talk, “Comedy Is Translation”, which has been

viewed by over half a million people on TED.com, and invitations to speak at Images and Voices of

Hope (IVOH.org), an annual summit of thought leaders from across the media spectrum that explores

the impact of media messaging on societies worldwide, and Chicago Ideas Week, a citywide event

“about the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world,” which

has also presented luminaries from Bill Clinton to Tom Brokaw.

The through line connecting all these dots is Chris’s passion for communication. Whether it’s his unique

approach to juggling as a musical art, his scathingly funny comedy about the absurdities of our modern

world, or his commitment to spreading awareness of our founding principles, Chris Bliss is continually

searching for new approaches to old conventions, and fresh ways of expressing them. The result is

engaging presentations that inform as well as entertain.

One thing is certain. To paraphrase his write-up in the Washington Post, if you’re looking to laugh and

think, you can’t do better than Chris Bliss.


Acme Comedy Company is an 18+ venue for all shows.

Seating:Seats in the club are assigned when the tickets are claimed at the box office. As a bonus for our Dinner & Show guests; their seats are assigned first. Seating after that is on a first claimed, first assigned basis from the front of the club to the back. Get here early if you're not doing dinner because great seats go quick.

Dinner Seating Times:8pm Show: Between 5:30pm and 6:30pm
10:30pm Show: Between 8:30pm and 9:15pm

Please note: Gratuity is NOT included in your purchase. The FEE associated with purchase is for the ticketing company, Seat Engine, as a handling fee for their service. Seat Engine is a separate company from Acme Comedy Company.

More information about our Dinner and Show packages is available here:
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*If you are trying to purchase tickets, and none are available ONLINE, please call Acme at 612.338.6393 to see if there are any more available.

Speaker, comedian, and Bill of Rights proponent Chris Bliss delivers intelligent and timely commentary about our world, in the tradition of American satire from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart. Jay Leno, who featured Chris repeatedly on the Tonight Show, has called him "one of the brightest comedians around," with the Washington Post adding that "if you're looking to laugh, you can't do much better than Chris Bliss.”

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