Chris Franjola

Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard hosting his highly successful podcast, "Cover To Cover With Chris Franjola." He’s a frequent contributor on Heather McDonald’s wildly successful podcast, "Juicy Scoop."

Chris was a regular panel guest on "Lights Out with David Spade" on Comedy Central and on Fox’s gameshow "Punchline." Chris was also a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show "Chelsea Lately" for 8 years. Together with the talented writing staff, Chris wrote more than 1,500 episodes while performing on the show more than anyone else beside Chelsea Handler and Chuy. During his time on the show Chris created some of the show's most memorable characters, such as Gay Caveman, Bieber Man, Johnny Depp, Seventeen Magazine Players and many more. He also starred on the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E!. He was the host of the "Sons of Anarchy" aftershow "Anarchy Afterword," airing live on FX.

Chris' first comedy album "The Shallow End" received rave reviews and stayed in the Top 10 Comedy Albums on iTunes for 5 weeks. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before "Chelsea Lately," Chris wrote for other shows, including "Family Guy," the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original "Chelsea Handler Show."

05/24/2023 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:15 PM

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Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard hosting his highly successful podcast, "Cover To Cover With Chris Franjola." He’s a frequent contributor on Heather McDonald’s wildly successful podcast, "Juicy Scoop," and he worked on more than 1,500 episodes of "Chelsea Lately" as a writer and performer. Chris' first comedy album "The Shallow End" received rave reviews and stayed in the Top 10 Comedy Albums on iTunes for 5 weeks. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country.


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Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard hosting his highly successful podcast, "Cover To Cover With Chris Franjola." He’s a frequent contributor on Heather McDonald’s wildly successful podcast, "Juicy Scoop."

Chris was a regular panel guest on "Lights Out with David Spade" on Comedy Central and on Fox’s gameshow "Punchline." Chris was also a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show "Chelsea Lately" for 8 years. Together with the talented writing staff, Chris wrote more than 1,500 episodes while performing on the show more than anyone else beside Chelsea Handler and Chuy. During his time on the show Chris created some of the show's most memorable characters, such as Gay Caveman, Bieber Man, Johnny Depp, Seventeen Magazine Players and many more. He also starred on the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E!. He was the host of the "Sons of Anarchy" aftershow "Anarchy Afterword," airing live on FX.

Chris' first comedy album "The Shallow End" received rave reviews and stayed in the Top 10 Comedy Albums on iTunes for 5 weeks. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before "Chelsea Lately," Chris wrote for other shows, including "Family Guy," the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original "Chelsea Handler Show."