Born in Brooklyn, raised in Florida, and currently residing in New York City, Cristian Duran's upbringing has formed a unique comedic voice which is at varying times insightful, irreverent, surprising, intelligent, silly, and always fun.
Cristian's comedy has taken him all over the country including an appearance at the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival. Cristian was a member of the Elite 8 in the Caroline's March Madness Competition as well as a semi-finalist in the New York Comedy Festival's annual New York's Funniest Competition. In 2016 Cristian released the debut episode of his animated cartoon show Future Hall of Famers which has since screened at several film festivals.
January 2020 saw the release of Cristian's debut comedy album, "King Latifah," which reached the number one spot on the iTunes comedy charts upon release.
In 2022 Race: The Movie: The Play, which Cristian directed and co-wrote, debuted at the New York Theater Festival with three sold out shows. The NY Theater Festival recognized Race: The Movie: The Play with a win for Best Script for Cristian Duran & Bret Raybould as well as two Best Actor nominations for the leads Bret Raybould and Dean Edwards.