Christie Nicholls is a Los Angeles based SAW (stand-up comedian, actor, and writer). After earning a PhD in Performance Studies at UCLA, Christie began performing her own material as a comedian and actor. Whether in front of a camera, or a live audience, Christie will embody any role, from traditional leading lady, to Jane Fonda, to Richard Nixon, to her original characters, to your Mom (no really, she’s excellent at impersonations). When Christie isn’t writing, or performing, or prank calling, she’s playing with her daughter Vickie, her husband Weasel, and their two rescue mutts Maverick and George Carlin. Or… she's probably in the hot tub. Yep, check the hot tub.
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Now for some FUN CHRISTIE FACTS!
Christie wakes up every morning with a presidential mullet (for some reason her hair takes the shape of Thomas Jefferson’s hair -- but, like the young, cool TJ, as depicted in the film adaptation of 1776).
Christie is an annual pass holder at Disneyland. Her favorite meal at Disneyland is a cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese at Jolly Holiday café. Her favorite ride? Dumbo. Second favorite ride? Splash Mountain.
Christie does a killer impression of Jane Fonda and has hosted and performed numerous live shows as Jane. (She also prank calls As Seen on TV ads as Jane.)
Christie adores dogs and has two shelter mutts named Maverick and George Carlin.
Christie is afraid of sharks and bats. One time she accidentally grabbed a bat when she didn’t have her glasses on.
When Christie was younger she used to take the train to NYC (from Long Island) with her Mom and watch Broadway plays by purchasing "standing tickets" at TKTS. She saw many incredible performances, literally standing at the back of the theatre on her tip-toes (she was short until 1998).
Christie does not eat cows because she had a spiritual experience in Ireland where a cow told her not to eat them anymore (she was not drunk when this happened, in case you wondered).
Christie is a Mets fan.
Christie HATES meatloaf with all her four-chambered heart. Oh, and swiss cheese, she HATES swiss cheese.
Christie is an avid runner and boxer.
Christie loves winning all sorts of sport games (she is known to $hit Talk).
Christie LOVES to analyze pizza and has a sophisticated pizza evaluation (grading) system. She cannot stand mediocre pizza.
Christie is a decent tap dancer and very proud of the fact that she tap danced on stage with the late, great, Gregory Hines.
Christie has travelled to five continents and 44 of the 50 United States.
Christie owns a leaf blower and a power washer. She finds it very cathartic to do yard work.
Christie loves the music of James Brown.
Christie has a mild obsession with Iceland and Greenland. Late at night she’ll go on Google earth and take a ‘tour’ over both places.
Christie makes an excellent cup of English tea. The secret? 2% milk.
Christie loves to play the piano -- her favorite composers are Chopin, Scott Joplin, and Billy Joel.
Christie spent two weeks camping in Siberia without electricity, water, toilet, internet or COLD BEER. She wrote a book about her experience.
Christie's favorite TV shows: The Office and House Hunters International.
Christie's favorite restaurant: Shorty Tang Noodle Shop in Chelsea (NY).
Christie has raised four guinea pigs in her lifetime (so far).
Christie has a secret family recipe for egg nog. She only makes it for those individuals who can handle its strength.
Occasionally Christie will dream in (very broken) Swedish because she studied the language in college and graduate school (along with Swedish playwrights/dramatists).
Christie loves floating on inner tubes on any body of water. She routinely dug pits in her backyard in Long Island and floated in a mud pond for several days. She called it her "natural spa," but it should go without saying that it was quite disgusting.
Christie has a second book coming out in autumn of 2020 called TRYING.