Chris Rush was born in Brooklyn, NY to an Italian family. He is a stand-up comedian, writer, author and actor. He was a founding and contributing member of National Lampoon Magazine where he wrote and edited for the satire magazine from 1970 to 1973. He's released three comedy albums, First Rush (1973), Beaming In (1981) and There's No Bones In Ice Cream (1997). Wrote a humor book entitled Milking The Rhino (Dangerously Funny Lists) in 2007. Before his show-biz career he worked as a molecular biologist. Sites George Carlin, Bob Newhart and Shelley Berman as influences.