Interview: Comedian Chris Fairbanks

Editor Josh Atlas, Interview, April 18th, 2013

"I nailed it for a week in New York, doing 12 gigs in 7 days."

comedian chris fairbanks

Nailed Magazine conducted a series of interviews with comedians for the 2013 Bridgetown Comedy Fest in Portland, Oregon.

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NAILED: After spending so much time in comedy clubs, who still makes you laugh uncontrollably?

CHRIS FAIRBANKS:  I went to an open mic recently and laughed at a bunch of people who started in the last year. I went to the Improv last week and saw Dane Cook and laughed my head off. I got to see Louis CK’s special last night. I just still love to laugh at comedians.

NAILED: Who are you looking forward to seeing during the festival?

CHRIS FAIRBANKS: Iron Comic!

NAILED: What do you have coming up in the next few months?

CHRIS FAIRBANKS: After Portland, I’m going straight to New York to do some work on World’s Dumbest. But I’ll be doing a lot of shows while I’m in town, like Whiplash over at UCB and Gotham.

NAILED: When was the last time you nailed it?

CHRIS FAIRBANKS: I hadn’t been skateboarding because of rheumatoid arthritis, but I started skating again at a skate park. Did a nice front side 5-0, which I haven’t done in a while.

I don’t ever really feel like I nailed it when I get off stage. Mostly, if I do well, I think “That’s the way it’s supposed to go.”

I nailed it for a week in New York, doing 12 gigs in 7 days.

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Chris Fairbanks is talented actor, comedian, and host. He is regularly featured in sketches on Tosh.0 and as a correspondent on Fuel TV. Chris was also a recurring guest star in MTV’s “That 70′s House,” and his comedy has been featured on Comedy Central, Fuel TV, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

This interview was conducted during Portland’s annual Bridgetown Comedy Fest, which takes place on the weekend of April 18 – 21, 2013. Click here for information on shows that feature Chris Fairbanks during the 2013 festival. [Photo Via: PopCon LA]

Josh Atlas

Josh Atlas was born in 1983 and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he focused on performance and video art. Since that time, he has focused on integrating comedy and art. Atlas has branched out into sculpture, drawing, and photography to explore the funnier side of desire. He has exhibited at Arte Portugal 10 (Lisbon), HiChristina (Brooklyn), MonkeyTown (Brooklyn), and NTBA Gallery (Los Angeles) and participated in benefit auctions for Equality California and the Red Cross. Josh Atlas lives and works in Los Angeles. Learn more about him at his official website.