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Old 01/28/2005, 12:44 AM
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A regular at the Comedy Union and LA Improv, Crista is relatively famous for her quirky, ironic and bizarre standup comedy. She won first prize at the 15 minutes of Fem festival in LA and recently performed her one woman show "But wait... I have impressions" at the Comedy Central stage. She is also a pitch hitter with the Hollywood sketch comedy group "Slap 'n' Tickle". While Crista is best known in LA for comedy, she is also an excellent actor, with many stage and television credits (including ER and the Practise). Originally from a small town in Southern Illinois, she earned an MFA in acting from UC Irvine and works regularly to heal audiences victimised by bad entertainment.


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Old 01/27/2005, 5:30 PM
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Anyways, I hope her and Spencer do great on the show. I bet they will. This will now be 14 cast members. Well, with Aries Spears leaving mid season, it would be 13. Still...WOW!
I know, that's a good amount of people.

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Anyways, I hope her and Spencer do great on the show. I bet they will. This will now be 14 cast members. Well, with Aries Spears leaving mid season, it would be 13. Still...WOW!

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I agree. I would say that she's the hottest cast ever on the show.

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I think she's hot. I'm crushin' already.


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Old 01/21/2005, 9:05 PM
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Full Name: Crista Flanagan [news]
Date of Birth: February 24th, 1976
Place of Birth: Mount Vernon, IL
Height / Weight: 5'2" / 115lbs.
Seasons on MADtv: 10+ (2005 - present)

Recurring Characters:Celebrity Impressions:
  • Alex Hooser
  • Cheryl Hines
  • Ellen Pompeo
  • Emilie de Ravin
  • Geri Jewell
  • Heidi Klum
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Meredith Vieira
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Patricia Arquette
  • Rachel McAdams
  • Tracy Hutson
  • Vanna White
Biography:
Crista Flanagan has been performing almost as long as she has been breathing. As a little girl, the Mount Vernon, Illinois, native performed each year in her elementary school's talent show. Childhood friends and family members are quick to note that Crista's sense of humor and comedic timing have also been there from the start. All of these qualities served Crista well after she graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1994 and began attending the University of Evansville, Indiana. After she received her bachelor's degree in theater, Crista moved on to the University of California, Irvine, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts, all the while sharpening her acting skills in university productions such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Oklahoma!

After college, Crista turned her attention to standup comedy. Upon moving to Los Angeles, she began performing in clubs such as the L.A. Improv, the Comedy Store, the Comedy Union, and the Knitting Factory. In time, she created her own one-person comedy show, "But Wait...I Have Impressions," which was later the inspiration for "MADtv" recurring character Luann Lockhart. In 2003, Crista won first prize at the 15 Minutes of Fem Festival in L.A. One interested spectator at this festival was Nicole Garcia, the casting director for "MADtv." Garcia arranged a pre-read for Crista, but nothing more came of the initial "MADtv" audition. A year later, however, Crista was called in again; and after two more auditions and a testing, she could at last call herself a "MADtv" cast member. Although Crista began "MADtv" as a featured player during Season 10, three sketches that she wrote were used, including the first Luann Lockhart sketch. Season 13 will be Crista's third as a full-time "MADtv" cast member.

However, Crista's recent accomplishments extend well beyond "MADtv." In addition to her guest-starring roles on TV shows and her supporting roles in films (including 2007's Epic Movie), Crista can lay claim to one of the most popular podcasts on the Internet, "Hope Is Emo," created in conjunction with Ask a Ninja. Along with former "MADtv" cast member Daniele Gaither, Crista recently hosted the second annual Ladies First Celebrity Golf Tournament, the only all-female charity event. Crista even lent an article to the second edition of Self-Management for Actors, Bonnie Gillespie's handbook for aspiring Thespians. Even with all of these hats to wear, Crista still finds time to visit her hometown of Mount Vernon as often as possible. "I knew she'd make it," quips a childhood friend. "She always loved to act and dance and cut up."

Where are they now?
As of June 2008, Crista has been confirmed for Season 14 of "MADtv." It will mark Crista's fifth season overall on the series, her fourth as a repertory cast member. When she is not busy with "MADtv," Crista also busies herself with several outside projects, such as her Internet podcast, "Hope is Emo," and her most recent film, Disaster Movie. Crista lives in Los Angeles but tries to visit her home town, Mt. Vernon, as often as she can.

Television - Starring Roles:Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:
  • <none at this time>
Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:Fun Facts:
  • Crista is of Irish-American descent.
  • The characters Crista played on MTV's "You've Got a Friend" were all based on characters from her stand-up and sketch shows.
  • Crista's favorite color is blue.
  • Crista wears adult braces.
  • There was a time when Crista didn't like beer, but she does now.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • "I'm only fooling!" --Luann Lockhart
  • "STOP THAT TICKING!" --Wendy Walker (Three Minute Meal)
  • "Dang it!" --Peggy Partane, Rollerskate Champion
Memorable Quotes:
  • <none at this time>
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