Chris O’Neill and Paul Valente have literally been clowning around since they were students at Stamford High School. But this week The Chris and Paul had the nation laughing as the duo moved to the semi- finals of Bring The Funny on NBC.
Their uncanny ability to take seemingly predictable situations and attack audiences with such twists, that people are left in shock after their signature surprise endings.
Now International Comedy Winners, The Chris and Paul Show have won such accolades as Best Newcomer Nominee – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Best Actor in a Comedy (Chris & Paul tied) - New York Television Festival, Best Sketch Comedy Duo - the INNY Awards, Best Newcomer - the Montreal Comedy Festival, Best Sketch Group - the New Jacks Comedy Competition, Best Sketch Group - Jackpot Sketch Festival, & Best Comedy Troupe - Chicago Snubfest Festival.
On Bring The Funny Judge Kenan Thompson referred to the duo as "Super funny. Not like anything I've seen before You guys are so imaginative, the way you pick premises it seems like two kids playing. So joyous and infectious So engaging you suck people in."
Judge Chrissy Teigen couldn’t stop laughing as she praised Chris and Paul, "Your physical comedy is amazing. It's something I haven't seen before. How were you guys not birthed from the same womb?
You are so wonderful together it's a godsend you found each other."
Jeff Foxworthy the third judge on the Show exclaimed, "You got all these laughs without saying a word and that's a special skill set. I couldn't stop laughing, I was beating the table, and that's what BTF is all about."
The Chris and Paul show will appear in the semi-finals of Bring The Funny on NBC on Tuesday September 4th.