A New York native, Chrissie Mayr grew up in Rockville Centre, Long Island. She started springboard diving at the age of 11 and continued throughout college, going on to receive a laughably small scholarship to Fairfield University. She currently still holds the 3-meter record, which she broke in 2004. Before that, she was voted "Most Spirited" of her high school class. Her high school, South Side, is also the alma mater of fellow comedians Amy Schumer, Dave Attell and Colin Kane.
Her love for comedy began with a college internship at Late Night with Conan O'Brien. After graduating college she completed improv Ph.D programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theaters. She wrote, produced and performed in her One-Woman show, Hope which enjoyed a 9-week run at the Magnet Theater.
She quickly realized she loved the spotlight and put her new skills toward performing stand-up comedy. Her first show was at Comix in downtown NYC in 2010. She began performing tirelessly after that, grabbing up every opportunity made available to her. Within her first couple years she was selected to perform in the Women in Comedy, Laughing Skull, and Cape Fear comedy festivals.
A passion not only for performing, but also for producing and booking shows developed early on. She ran and produced shows at New York City venues Parkside Lounge, Zinc Bar, and The Stonewall Inn. Comedy at Stonewall which is now in its fourth year of monthly shows has been featured in the NY Times, TimeOut NY as a Critic's Pick, The Village Voice and the 2015 New York Comedy Festival!
Chrissie is a regular on Fox's Laughs and The Wendy Williams Show and has made appearances on The Chris Gethard Show, The Travel Channel, and What Not To Wear. She also was a writer and performer on the Eater.com webseries We Love Food.