Chris Franjola

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Chris Franjola

Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who began his comedy career on Long Island. Chris was a writer and

a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately" for 8 years.

Together with the talented writing staff, Chris wrote over 1500 episodes

while performing on the show more than anyone else beside Chelsea

Handler and Chuy. During his time on the show Chris created some of the

shows most memorable characters like Gay Caveman, Bieber Man, Johnny

Depp, Seventeen Magazine Players and many more. He also starred on the

critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired

for three seasons on E!, he was the host of the Sons of Anarchy

aftershow Anarchy Afterword, airing live on FX.


Last year Chris released his first comedy album "The Shallow End" which received rave

reviews and stayed in iTunes Top 10 Comedy Albums for 5 weeks. Earlier

this year Chris could be seen as a contributing panelist on The Josh

Wolf Show on CMT and Funniest Fails on Fox. When he isn’t busy writing

and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all

over the country. Before Chelsea Lately, Chris wrote for other shows,

including Family Guy, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original

Chelsea Handler Show. Chris can also be seen beginning in 2017 on the

new Netflix show from the makers of Orange Is The New Black, GLOW.