Events

Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2018
Jan 18, 2018
7:00PM
Santander Arena
Reading, PA
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Jan 20, 2018
6:00PM
Schottenstein Center
Columbus, OH
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Jan 21, 2018
6:00PM
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, NC
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Jan 25, 2018
7:00PM
JQH Arena
Springfield, MO
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Jan 26, 2018
7:00PM
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, IA
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Jan 27, 2018
6:00PM
Scottrade Center
St. Louis, MO
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Jan 28, 2018
6:00PM
BOK Center
Tulsa, OK
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Feb 1, 2018
7:00PM
Mitchell Center
Mobile, AL
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Feb 2, 2018
7:00PM
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN
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Feb 3, 2018
6:00PM
Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA
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Feb 8, 2018
7:00PM
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, IN
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Feb 9, 2018
7:00PM
Wolstein Center
Cleveland, OH
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Feb 10, 2018
6:00PM
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
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Feb 11, 2018
6:00PM
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, MI
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Feb 15, 2018
7:00PM
Ford Center
Evansville, IN
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Feb 16, 2018
7:00PM
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, PA
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Feb 17, 2018
6:00PM
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH
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Feb 18, 2018
6:00PM
Legacy Arena at the BJCC
Birmingham, AL
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Feb 22, 2018
7:00PM
BancorpSouth Arena
Tupelo, MS
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Feb 23, 2018
7:00PM
Thompson-Boling Arena
Knoxville, TN
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Feb 24, 2018
6:00PM
Greensboro Coliseum
Greensboro, NC
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Feb 25, 2018
6:00PM
UTC McKenzie Arena
Chattanooga, TN
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Mar 2, 2018
7:00PM
Lakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
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Mar 3, 2018
6:00PM
FedExForum
Memphis, TN
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Mar 4, 2018
7:00PM
Toyota Center
Houston, TX
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Mar 9, 2018
7:00PM
INTRUST Bank Arena
Wichita, KS
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Mar 10, 2018
7:00PM
CenturyLink Center
Bossier City, LA
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Mar 11, 2018
6:00PM
Verizon Arena
North Little Rock, AR
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Mar 15, 2018
7:00PM
Mid-America Center
Council Bluffs, IA
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Mar 16, 2018
7:00PM
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO
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Mar 17, 2018
6:00PM
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, OK
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Mar 18, 2018
6:00PM
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, TX
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Mar 22, 2018
7:00PM
James Brown Arena
Augusta, GA
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Mar 23, 2018
7:00PM
Colonial Life Arena
Columbia, SC
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Mar 24, 2018
6:00PM
PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
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Mar 25, 2018
6:00PM
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Greenville, SC
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Mar 29, 2018
7:00PM
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria, IL
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Mar 30, 2018
7:00PM
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, IL
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Mar 31, 2018
6:00PM
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
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KingsFest 2018
Jun 21, 2018
- Jun 23, 2018
Kings Dominion
Doswell, VA
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SpiritSong 2018
Jun 21, 2018
- Jun 23, 2018
Kings Island
Cincinnati, OH
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Bio

With over 100 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist is the next big thing in standup comedy. Whether you know him from viral videos like “Millenial International,” “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” or BuzzFeed’s “Signs You Grew Up Christian,” Crist has solidified his comedic prowess with over 200 live shows a year, highlighted by recent television appearances on Live at Gotham and Laughs on Fox.

Seven years in, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business, including Dave Chappelle, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Hawkins, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Dana Carvey, Adam Carolla, Chris D’Elia, Anjelah Johnson and Louie Anderson. Anderson, named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time, says of Crist, “It’s only a matter of time until John Crist is a household name. He is so likable and his stand-up is top notch.” Tim Hawkins, who Crist has performed with over 100 times says, “This guy ain’t no opener. John Crist is the real deal.” 

Named by ChurchLeaders.com as one of the “Top Five Comics to Watch,” Crist is no stranger to accolades. He was a finalist in Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition, a finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces Contest, and named to the Burbank Comedy Festival’s Best of the Fest. “The most meaningful award I’ve ever won?” Crist says, “When I was first starting out, I’d just go anywhere I could find an open mic. One time I did a show at a bar and the winner won a free appetizer. Best cheese sticks I’ve ever had.”

Crist has created and starred in several videos for BuzzFeed and has made several appearances on the Bob and Tom Show. He has been featured in Men’s Humor, Relevant Magazine, The Adam Carolla Show, Cracked, The Catalyst Conference, The Nerdist Network, TBN,  The Daily Wire, and Huffington Post. He was even once a voice actor on the popular children’s radio show Adventures in Odyssey.

Crist’s tour schedule keeps him busy, typically performing in churches, comedy clubs and theaters. “It wasn’t always like that,” Crist says. “One time when I was first starting out, I did an open mic at a Chili’s. It was traumatizing.” To date, one of the most unique shows Crist has ever performed was a comedy tour for the troops in Middle East. “It was surreal. It was just me and a tent full of soldiers at this military base on the border of Kuwait and Iraq. No mic, no stage, no nothing. I was standing on a wooden crate. It was probably 120 degrees in there. It was comedy in its purest form.”

When asked where he finds the inspiration to write jokes, Crist says, “Shoot, I grew up in Georgia. My dad is a pastor, and I was the third of eight homeschooled children. Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!”

“Write what you know” is the best piece of advice Crist ever received on standup comedy and the reason why the majority of his jokes are on the topic of Christian subculture. “In high school, my parents made me get a job at Chick-fil-A. How much more stereotypically Christian can you get?”


John currently lives in Los Angeles with his zero cats and is a member of City Church.