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Chris Bliss
Freedom of Expression in a
Post-Truth World

Chris Bliss is a world-renowned variety artist, headline comedian, and Bill of Rights proponent. In his entertainment careers, he’s been a Tonight Show regular, where Jay Leno called him "one of the brightest comedians around,” and also toured with superstars from Eric Clapton to Michael Jackson. Chris was also one of the first viral stars of the YouTube era, when his "Amazing Juggling Finale“ exploded across the internet, garnering 100,000,000 downloads.


Chris is also the founder and Executive Director of, The Bill Of Rights Monument Project, whose mission is the creation of a national network of landmark monuments celebrating the Bill of Rights in civic spaces across America, beginning with all 50 State Capitols. dedicated America’s first monument of the Bill of Rights at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix, and is currently active in three more states.


This is Chris’s third TED talk. His first, “Comedy Is Translation,” has been seen by 600,000 viewers on,

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