Chris "Crazylegs" Fonseca

Fri, Dec 9, 2022
Sat, Dec 10, 2022

Chris "Crazylegs" Fonseca

I was born with Cerebral Palsy, due to my mother dying during my birth, so my path has never been an easy one. Being adopted by an elderly uncle and aunt (my mother's sister) who spoke broken English at best made the climb a bit steeper.

I began doing comedy as a sophomore in college and was soon hitting open mics all around Colorado.

After a very successful college journalism career, which included a Collegiate Journalist of the Year award, I did the logical thing. I started a comedy career. Quickly moving up in the comedy circles, I began touring in 1987, and in the '90s, I began making appearances on cable TV shows, then hit late night. I was a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, and performed at the prestigious Montreal International Comedy Festival and the American Comedy Awards on ABC.

Oddly enough I even appeared on the hit series, Baywatch. They had me riding a customized, motorized wheelchair on the beach, which was great. But they also had me out in the water on a Boogie Board. Considering I don't swim, it was quite an adventure. I was supposed to look like I was having fun, and I guess that's where I did the real acting.

I performed on the ABC special, “Christopher Reeve, A Celebration of Hope.
I was given an award from The National Association for Speech Disorders, and I was an ambassador for World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2012.
It's an honor to have recently been elected to the Colorado Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame.
I am very close with my children and granddaughter.
I live in Westminster, Colorado. I'm an avid San Antonio Spurs and Denver Broncos fan.
Current projects include my 6th comedy album, “I’m Not OK and That’s OK.”

I know it's unusual to see a handicapped person up onstage, and if I do well, the crowd may get something out of it besides the laugh. But I'm not out there on any kind of a mission to promote disabled people and demonstrate what they can or can't do. I'm a comedian, and I'm just trying to be funny.