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Called "one of the true comedy greats" by George Carlin and named Best Male Comic by the Association of Comedy Artists, Chris Rush belongs to a select cabal of comedy masters. His career rocketed when he became one of the first comedians the legendary Ahmet Ertegun signed to Atlantic Records. The resulting album, First Rush (1973), went gold, selling more than 500,000 copies. Rush released two other albums commercially: Beaming In (1981) and There's No Bones in Ice Cream (1997). All three are available at iTunes and Amazon. This comedian’s comedian, known for his fast-witted, awe-inspiring, stream-of-consciousness comedy, consistently garners raves. Variety called him “universal and intellectual without being elitist.” The New York Post said, "His outlook is refreshingly novel, with an informational wit and wisdom reminiscent of early Lenny Bruce and a prophetic irreverence.” Rush's book, Milking the Rhino, published in 2007 by Andrews McMeel Publishing, elicited favorable blurbs from George Carlin and Jay Leno. It is widely available as a paperback and offered as an e-book at Amazon. Rush can be heard on Pandora Radio at http// and Esoterica with Johnny Rizzo, which airs the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 10 PM EST on WNHU in New Haven, Ct., 88.7 FM, or http// Rush does cosmic comedy rants and social commentary from 830 to 845. He has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, and VH1; been a guest on radio stations coast to coast; and co-hosted a morning drive-time radio show on WPYX in Albany, NY. Rush has headlined in comedy clubs, theaters, and colleges across the United States and Canada and opened for musical greats such as B.B. King, Sarah Vaughan, Tom Waits, Talking Heads, Meatloaf, and the Electric Light Orchestra. He was also an original contributor to National Lampoon magazine and wrote part of Tim Allen's best-selling book I'm Not Really Here (1996). TELEVISION • Showtime Comedy Club Network – Showtime • Best of Stand-Up Spotlight – VH-1 (MTV Networks) • Stand-Up Spotlight – VH-1, (MTV Networks) • Comedy on the Road – A&E Network • Spotlight Cafe – MCA/Universal • Comedy Tonight – syndicated (Comedy Central) • Night Flight – USA Network • Apt. 2C – Home Box Office (pilot with George Carlin) • Small Doses – Viacom (Comedy Central) • Canada AM (multiple appearances) RADIO Heard regularly on • Pandora Radio at http// • The Dr. Demento Show • Sirius XM Radio • Esoterica with Johnny Rizzo, WNHU in New Haven, Ct. And in the past • Co-host of Waking up with the Wolf/WPYX-FM, Albany, NY • A regular on The Joey Reynolds Show – WOR-AM (WOR Radio Network) • A regular on Morning Zoo/WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA WRITING • Milking the Rhino Dangerously Funny Lists • I'm Not Really Here, contributor to this best-selling book by Tim Allen • National Lampoon magazine, original contributor • Strange Daze – feature film script • Inner Tube – television pilot • Food for Thought – Viacom (Comedy Central), contributor COMEDY ALBUMS •First Rush – Atlantic Records (1973) • Beaming In – City Sounds, MMO Music Group (1981) • There's No Bones in Ice Cream – Sundazed Music (1997) • Live Bliss - Bootleg – Pandora Radio (2010) PERFORMANCES Comedy Clubs & Theaters Carolines (NYC), The Bottom Line (NYC), The Comedy Store (LA), Caesar’s Palace (Lake Tahoe), Tropicana Casino Hotel (Atlantic City), Park West (Chicago), Comedy Cafe (DC), The Punchline (Atlanta & San Francisco), Rascal’s Comedy Club (NJ), Capitol Theater (NJ), Governor’s Comedy Club (Long Island), Crackers (Indianapolis), Goodnight’s Comedy Club (Raleigh), Bananas Comedy Club (NY & NJ), Treehouse Comedy Club (CT), The Comedy Underground (Seattle), Yuk Yuk's (Toronto & Montreal), and many others. Colleges across the United States & Canada AWARDS • Best Male Comic – Association of Comedy Artists

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