Chris Oliver

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Gender Male
Location Eagle Rock, California, United States
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Introduction My name is Chris Oliver. I'm a stand up comic, writer and English (ESL) teacher living in Los Angeles. With my wife, comic Bobbie Oliver, I am the co-proprietor of Tao Comedy Studio. I direct the web series Saving Face (starring Bobbie Oliver and Sally Mullins), host the comedy/talk show podcast Psychedelicatessen Radio (with Bobbie) and host the music podcast Sleestak Lightnin!!!. I was born and raised in Stuart, Fla. (Jensen Beach, to be more precise), a small, beachy suburb north of Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast. Went to LaGrange College in GA. Got married after graduating and moved to Athens, GA. In '97, we moved to L.A. Psychedelicatessen is the name of a band I was in in high school and college. You can find links to my comedy videos, podcasts, web series and more right below.
Interests Axe Grindin', Bike Ridin', Crate Diggin', Chow Houndin', Dope Smokin', Rum-n-Cokin', Bush Hatin', Backyard Barbecuin', Allyson Hannigin'.
Favorite Movies Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Heavenly Creatures, Switchblade Sisters, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fast Cheap and Out of Control, Old Boy, Duck Soup, The Man With The Movie Camera, Terry Gilliam, any movie with Giant Monsters, Flesh Eating Zombies, Kung Fu, Swordfights, Femmes Fatale, Women in Prison, Masked Wrestlers, Pimps and Hos, Shine-Runnin' Rednecks, lots of Fake Blood, or Naked Titties.
Favorite Music Punk, Hip Hop, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz, Blues, Shiny Happy Pop, Garage Rock, Novelty Songs, African Music, Carribean Music, Butthole Surfers, Beastie Boys, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Spike Jones, Raymond Scott, James Brown, Funkadelic, Public Enemy, Fishbone, Carrie Nations, Ramones, Cramps, Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Jonathan Richman, Pussy Galore et al, Chrome, Shockabilly, Residents, Ween, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Beck, Bjork, Cornelius, Sun Ra, Pharaoh Sanders, Rassahn Roland Kirk, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Slim Galliard, KISS, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Blue Cheer, Can, Os Mutantes, Gong, The Go Go's, The Bangles, The Monkees, The B-52's, Cheap Trick, Redd Kross, bis, Polysics, Sleater-Kinney, Deerhoof, Fiery Furnaces, Dresden Dolls, Drive-By Truckers, Angry Samoans, Nip Drivers, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, X, Germs, Bad Brains, Minutemen, Agent Orange, The Flesheaters, The Sonics, The Trashmen, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ike and Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, They Might Be Giants, REM, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground, Company Flow et al, Aesop Rock, Madlib, Busdriver, Lyrics Born, DJ Shadow, Amon Tobin, The Roots, The Coup
Favorite Books Illuminatus!, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Lizard Music, Psychotic Reactions and Carburator Dung, The Mezzanine, Finnegan's Wake, Ulysses, Lolita, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Ghost World, Hemingway's Short Stories, The Travis McGee series, Nightmare Alley, Day of the Locust, Catch-22, A Scanner Darkly, Cruel Shoes, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Can't Stop Won't Stop, Watchmen, Carl Hiaasin