Moontower Comedy Presents: Chris Redd

Chris Redd is a stand up comedian, actor and writer who was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Chicago, IL at the age of 8. Considering himself a Chicago Native, Chris embraced his musical roots and sought to become Chicago’s next great Hip Hop artist. However, it was Chicago’s vibrant comedy scene that influenced Chris and called him into comedy.

While performing stand up around the city, Chris began training with the historic Second City Chicago and iO Theater Chicago. It was with that training that Chris created and produced his own stage production at the well-known Southside Chicago comedy club Jokes & Notes. Chris refined his character and sketch writing while touring with the illustrious Second City and had a brief stint on their E.T.C stage before venturing on to work at NBC on an Untitled Sketch Comedy Pilot.

Chris has worked on projects including the Tina Fey produced ABC Comedy ‘Family Fortune,’ as well as a small recurring role on FOX’S show EMPIRE. The biggest role to date, however, is playing Hunter the Hungry in the Lonely Island movie entitled Popstar: Never stop Never Stopping produced by Judd Apatow. Chris was deemed a New Face in the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal last year and can be seen traveling all over the world with his stand up comedy.

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Chris Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic, and rapper. Redd is a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and currently stars in the NBC comedy, KENAN, opposite Kenan Thompson. He is set to star in the upcoming series BUST DOWN and has an hour long special in the works for HBO Max.

In 2018, Redd received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” opposite Andy Samberg, and also starred in the Netflix original comedy series, “Disjointed” opposite Kathy Bates. In 2017, Redd debuted his own half-hour episode of “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents” and in 2019 released his debut stand-up album “But Here We Are.” Redd was featured as a roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin in 2019.

Redd can be seen in the comedy films “Deep Murder,” “The House,” and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.” On TV, Redd starred in the cult-classic series “Wet Hot American Summer” and was featured in NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” Additionally, Redd was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Redd was previously a performer at Chicago’s Second City.

Chris Redd is a stand up comedian, actor and writer who was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Chicago, IL at the age of 8. Considering himself a Chicago Native, Chris embraced his musical roots and sought to become Chicago’s next great Hip Hop artist. However, it was Chicago’s vibrant comedy scene that influenced Chris and called him into comedy.

While performing stand up around the city, Chris began training with the historic Second City Chicago and iO Theater Chicago. It was with that training that Chris created and produced his own stage production at the well-known Southside Chicago comedy club Jokes & Notes. Chris refined his character and sketch writing while touring with the illustrious Second City and had a brief stint on their E.T.C stage before venturing on to work at NBC on an Untitled Sketch Comedy Pilot.

Chris has worked on projects including the Tina Fey produced ABC Comedy ‘Family Fortune,’ as well as a small recurring role on FOX’S show EMPIRE. The biggest role to date, however, is playing Hunter the Hungry in the Lonely Island movie entitled Popstar: Never stop Never Stopping produced by Judd Apatow. Chris was deemed a New Face in the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal last year and can be seen traveling all over the world with his stand up comedy.