Chris Redd

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  • Emmy Award-Winning Comedian
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Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, rapper, and actor Chris Redd performs across the country and internationally doing standup and touring with The Second City Touring Company. Redd is a former repertory player on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and most recently appeared on NBC’s Kenan and on Peacock’s Bust Down. He received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the SNL song “Come Back, Barack.” Previously he was a performer at Chicago’s Second City and iO Chicago. Redd was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just for Laughs in Montreal, and has been in demand for events with groups like Global Citizen Festival.

Redd released his debut stand-up album in 2019, But Here We Are. He has starred in films across genres including Scare Me, Vampires vs. the BronxDeep MurderThe House, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Redd starred opposite Kathy Bates in the Netflix original comedy series Disjointed and was featured in the series Wet Hot American Summer, NBC’s Will & Grace, Netflix’s Love, TV Land’s Teachers, Comedy Central’s Detroiters, and Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. He has also loaned his voice to many projects including Netflix’s Big Mouth, Audible’s 64th Man and Disney’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil. In addition to his award-winning and memorable work on screen, Redd is active in charity work – he works with Poverty Alleviation Charities in Chicago and their Letters to Santa program – and is a sought-after speaker at fundraising events for his programs that combine hilarious and tailored standup sets and insightful moderated conversations.

 

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Comedy & Conversation with Chris Redd

In this hilarious and engaging program, Emmy-winning comedian Chris Redd brings comedy and insightful conversation to your audience. Redd performs a hilarious and topical standup set followed by an engaging moderate conversation for a memorable and one-of-kind event. ...

In this hilarious and engaging program, Emmy-winning comedian Chris Redd brings comedy and insightful conversation to your audience. Redd performs a hilarious and topical standup set followed by an engaging moderate conversation for a memorable and one-of-kind event.

Emcee, Host, and Moderator for Events and Fundraisers

Award-winning comedian Chris Redd is a gifted emcee, host, and moderator who will create a successful and memorable event for your audience. Chris is deeply committed to poverty alleviation and charity work and is passionate about bringing humor and insight to galas and fundraisers for groups lookin ...

Award-winning comedian Chris Redd is a gifted emcee, host, and moderator who will create a successful and memorable event for your audience. Chris is deeply committed to poverty alleviation and charity work and is passionate about bringing humor and insight to galas and fundraisers for groups looking to create an unforgettable impact.

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Chris Redd is a former repertory player on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Most recently he appeared as Gary Williams on NBC's Kenan, and Chris on Peacock's Bust Down

Redd is an actor, writer, rapper, and stand-up comedian who performs across the country and has toured the United States and Europe with The Second City Touring Company. He received the Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the SNL song "Come Back, Barack."

In 2019 Redd released his debut stand-up album, But Here We Are. Redd starred in the independent horror film Scare Me and can be seen in the comedy films Vampires vs. the Bronx, Deep Murder, The House and A Futile and Stupid Gesture

He appeared in the 2016 film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, opposite Kathy Bates in the Netflix original comedy series Disjointed, and was featured in the series Wet Hot American Summer, NBC’s Will & Grace, Netflix’s Love, TV’ Land’s Teachers, Comedy Central’s Detroiters, and Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents. Redd has also loaned his voice to many projects including Netflix’s Big Mouth, Audible’s 64th Man and Disney’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil. 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 and iO Chicago.

Redd is from St. Louis, Mo., and his birthday is March 25.