Chris Roach - Comedian/Actor : Run Towards What Frightens You

The Artist Matters

May 27 2019 • 38 mins

How does learning about public speaking turn into a career in stand up comedy? You’ll find out with today’s guest, Chris Roach. The Comedian/Actor, born and raised in New York, has been all over. Performing his unique and self-deprecating brand of stand up to some of the biggest and best-known stages in the country, such as Carolines on Broadway, The Borgata in Atlantic City and The Paramount in Huntington, NY. Chris recently toured as the opening act on Kevin James’ 2019 tour all over the Northeast. You may know him best from his major recurring role of Mott in the CBS sitcom, “KEVIN CAN WAIT”. He has also appeared in other roles in TV and on film.  He created the viral video ode to his beloved hometown on Long Island called “RONKOKOMO” which has nearly two million views across all platforms.  If that isn’t enough, Chris currently co-hosts two weekly podcasts. First is “Long Island Explained”, which focuses exclusively on historical and pop culture events from his native Long Island. The next is “Comedians on Hockey”, featuring Chris and his comedian friends talking seriously, but having fun, about all things hockey. Plus, we’re both students of guest #1 of “The Artist Matters”, Laurie Ann Davis. Small world, indeed. So, have a Happy Memorial Day and enjoy my chat with Chris.