At 160/90, we’ve got a plethora of talented employees. They’ve got kind-of-out there hobbies, talents that astound everyone, skills you wouldn’t find on their LinkedIn profiles. They make us who we are – and that’s why we’re highlighting these 160/Achievers. Take a look at our inaugural 160/Achiever, Chris Wright, Business Development Manager. Based in NYC, his special talent is being a Stand Up Comic!
Hometown: Plano, TX
Office Location: New York, NY
Social Media (Instagram): @TheWrightChris
What’s your special skill?
A special skill of mine would be stand-up comedy! I’ve had 4 live shows to date, including one in October.
How long have you been doing it?
I started this in late 2019 but took a long break as the clubs were closed for about a year. I filled that gap with one Zoom show, but it’s just not the same as having a live crowd.
What made you want to start?
My last company had a program that gave everyone a stipend to take classes to make you a better person. I found a comedy writing class through Gotham Writers, and at the end of the class we did a showcase. Once the first joke landed on stage, I was hooked.
A stand-up comedian you admire?
Taylor Tomlinson. She covers some heavy topics, but I’ve watched her Quarter Life Crisis special on Netflix four times.
Who would play you in a film biopic of your life?
This is the hardest one of the bunch. If we could film it over the course of my life and the actors’ lives, we’d start with Harry Potter era Daniel Radcliffe and switch to Tom Cruise as the years go on.
What is your go-to feel-good movie or TV show?
For TV show, Community would be my pick. That was a quarantine binge that I’ve revisited a good amount.
I don’t have a go-to movie, but anything by Wes Anderson usually does the trick.
What would you tell your younger self?
Mom is right, everything works out when it’s supposed to. And give Cinnamon Toast Crunch another chance, it’s better than you remember.
What is one thing that always makes you happy?
You know when you see a dog and they get all excited and jump up, prompting the owner to apologize while the dog is wagging their tail with reckless abandon? That’s the stuff right there. Sorry to all the dog owners trying to break that behavior.