Christopher “Chris” Priester, a well-known educator and comedian from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, unexpectedly passed away at 51.
He died on February 23, 2023, leaving his loved ones and family in disbelief. In a message that stated, “It is with tremendous sorrow that I, together with Devaughn and Dillon, announce the departure of our beloved King, husband, and father, Chris,” his family announced his death. Chris Priester’s actual cause of death is still unknown.
The funeral services are not mentioned in any detail. Everyone is mourning Chris’ loss, remembering him, and expressing their condolences to him on social media.
“Yesterday, a member of my South Florida showbiz family passed away unexpectedly. I’ll be thinking of and praying for Christopher Priester’s friends, family, and coworkers. Unc, getting to know and working with you was a pleasure. Rest in peace.”
“One of South Florida’s busiest and most naturally humorous comics was Chris Priester. Throughout the past few years, I had the privilege of working with him frequently, and he was truly the epitome of a gentleman and professional. Life is far too fleeting. While they are here, show your people some love. Godspeed, The Teacher.”
Chris was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was a teacher and comedian. The artist identified only as “The Teacher” brings a unique perspective to the stage as a former elementary school teacher. He was history’s greatest storyteller.
Despite having a short history of stand-up comedy, he has already opened for Rickey Smiley, DeRay Davis, Jess Hilarious, Marvin Dixon, and Tiffany Haddish and starred at Funny Stop in Ohio.
He won the “Best In Boca” Competition and the “Miami Greatest Comedian” title for 2018. He has been welcomed as a host at the Boca Doral and the Hollywood Improv, where he has also performed as the main attraction. He also owns “Unc Life Entertainment, LLC,” which is another business.