Chris Trew is a nationally touring comedian, rapper, actor, improv teacher and professional wrestling manager. He’s performed at tons of comedy festivals and is a founding member of The New Movement, owners and operators of comedy training centers and theater in Austin and New Orleans. He is the host of the Air Sex World Championships and founder of the popular online sketch group Studio8. A writer for the Austin Chronicle once said “Chris Trew is out of his fucking mind.”
Chris has been performing sketch comedy with Studio8 since 2000. They’ve appeared at several film festivals and often on Comedy Central’s Atom TV. They’ve produced a feature-length film, a weekly satirical newspaper at Louisiana State University and continue to put out new material frequently on their website. Some favorites are here and here and here. One time a reporter from the Onion A.V. Club saw Chris perform and said that he “boldly explores that blurry line between humor and performance art.”
Chris is also a very successful professional wrestling manager, perhaps (probably) the most successful one working today. He was named Newcomer of the Year in 2012 by Anarchy Championship Wrestling fans and Manager of the Year in 2013 by The Wrestling Blog. #FocusUp and read more about ChrisTrew.biz.
“a performance artist at the highest level” – The Wrestling Blog
Studio8 has released three Terp2it albums, The Freshest Dude, My Wiener Touches the Ceiling and Half Man Half Beard as well as the best music videos on the planet. Terp2it has been performing at music venues, outdoor festivals, major showcases and comedy festival after-parties for years. Terp is also the only rapper who has his own perfume line. He was once called “The Andy Kaufman of Hip-Hop” by popular rapper MC Lars. Read more about Terp2it, listen to songs, watch videos and purchase albums.
Chris and Tami have headlined improv festivals, produced their own improv festivals, toured the country and taught thousands of people their style of improv comedy. The Austin Chronicle said they are a “fiercely enjoyable brain warp of a time” and their classes are “a gem of focused education.”
Chris and Tami are also founding members of The New Movement, a comedy theater in training center in Austin and New Orleans. TNM also produces the annual Megaphone Marathons, Hell Yes Fest, Improv Wins Conference and dozens of live comedy events a month. Chris has also been involved with producing events at Austin’s FunFunFun Fest as well as SXSW. The Austin-American Statesman said that they’ve “built their own language of improv.”
Chris’ acting reel is terrible but he’s appeared in several films and commercials. He’s contributed material to Weekly World News and appeared on episodes of America’s Got Talent and Bad Girls Club having Air Sex. Another time Chris finished dead last in an Austin-American Statesman Most Eligible Bachelor poll, but he was also called “energetic and razor sharp” by The Gothamist.
Chris also has a New Orleans sports podcast and web series entitled Trew to the Game. Bleacher Report named him the New Orleans Hornets Biggest Superfan in 2012 after Chris’ successful attempt to become the owner of the team. You should watch videos, subscribe to the podcast and more.
“Austin’s 21st Century Renaissance Man” – Austin Chronicle