Chris Mancini

A comic and a filmmaker, Chris Mancini has written and directed many films, shows, and people who were lost looking for the mall.  The Sci Fi Channel awarded Chris the "Future of Film" award and a grant for his short film SKINS, which The Museum of Television and Radio in New York archived as an “Important Short Film.”  He has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO’S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Chris is a regular on Budd Friedman’s world famous Improv comedy circuit. When not performing for the Improv in Las Vegas and other locations or working on a film, Chris has also worked as a creative comedy consultant for Fremantle Media and Klasky Czupo.  He's co-founder of and contributes to two parenting blogs.  

Books by this Author

A humorous yet practical collection of essays that look at the one thing that terrifies men the most: Fatherhood.Anyone who’s seen Judd Apatow’s smash hit Knocked Up knows that many modern men are still clinging to their inner child. So what happens when this man-child finds out that he’s an expectant father? The obvious: he freaks out. Written for the new fathers who know more about Mr. Spock than Dr. Spock, My Life Is Over empathetically shatters the myths and fears new...


Comedian Chris Mancini: Off The Shelf

Comedian Chris Mancini talks about Pacify Me, his new book for freaked-out new dads.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Keep trying, even if everyone thinks you're crazy. One of you has to be right, and if you're crazy, then what do you care?

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Our cat. She doesn't fucking do anything except sleep and whine until someone feeds her.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Is this a trick question?

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Is this where I'm supposed to put "my kids"?

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Directing, or telling jokes to drunk people as a comedian.