November27 , 2022

    Comedian John Crist shares surprising details of his childhood and career

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    Comedian and viral video sensation, John Crist drew a crowd from across the High Desert community, packing the Powell Auditorium of High Desert Church in Victorville with more than 1,650 in attendance.

    Fans like Deborah Caren from Wrightwood didn’t mind driving a distance to see the show.

    “My kids are Millennials. So, I love his YouTube video “The Millennial Missionaries.” It’s so Hilarious!” said Caren.

    Those who arrived early to save their seats, laughed together, discussing other of Crist’s YouTube videos like “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” “The Official Rules to Pre-Meal Prayer,” and “Lady who has a Bible Verse for Every Situation.”

    When the lights began to dim, the audience turned their attention to the screen which played a video recorded in the car just before the show. Crist along with Dustin Nickerson, rising comedian from San Diego, bantered back and forth on their ride through the High Desert on their way to the performance.

    Nickerson, an equally talented comedian, opened the show describing himself as “the world’s most average person.” His jokes about the struggles of parenting, marriage, and being generally annoyed by most people primed the crowd for Crist’s act that followed.

    Crist’s high-energy, audience interaction and jokes about the Christian subculture had the room roaring for the duration of the evening.

    “Life has been hard the last few weeks. I needed a good laugh. It’s great to hear a clean comedian,” said Marie Martinat of Victorville. 

    With over 200 shows a year, Crist has shared the stage with some of the best in the business including Seth Meyers, Jeff Foxworthy, and  Michael Jr. to name a few.

    Crist joined the comedy circuit nine years ago, rooting himself in the world of Christian comedy where his niche-specific jokes earned him the title “Top Five Comics to Watch” by Churchleaders.com, also making him a household name among Christian families.

    Although currently living in Tennessee, Crist grew up in Georgia. He is the son of a pastor, one of eight children and was homeschooled, providing him with plenty of fodder for jokes on the Christian subculture. His experiences even include a stint working in a Chick-fil-A as a high school kids-his parents insisted he work there.

    SoCal Voice Q&A with John Crist

    Being raised in a Christian home, does your family support your comedic career choice?  

    Yeah, they 100% support me. They’r