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Chris Maddock

Jan. 19
8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

A lot has changed since Chris Maddock recorded his last comedy album back in June of 2011. The biggest shift in Maddock’s life is probably the fact that he and his wife now have a six-year-old son, which kind of explains why he’s waited so long to record a follow-up. “I never stopped doing comedy, but taking care of my kid without daycare has been the focus,” he explains. During that time, Maddock turned his attention to performing and recording sketches with his friends and fellow comedians in the Turkeys, while still helming the infamous Death Comedy Jam open mic at Grumpy’s in downtown Minneapolis. This weekend, he’ll once again take the stage as a solo act for two shows at the Hook & Ladder Theater to record his sophomore album, Country Music Legend Chris Maddock. While he’s been actively performing over the past six years, Maddock says he decided to record a new album this past summer. “Once I set a date, the new stuff started coming out,” he says. “Then I realized that I’m a funny motherfucker.” Now in his 40s, he says that his new material is a reflection of who he has become as both a comedian and a person. “I’m a totally different guy now,” he says. “I turned into a real comic somewhere along the way. 21+.