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Chris Redd

Daily from Aug. 30-Sept. 1
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 1
9:45 p.m.
Daily from Sept. 2-3
7 p.m.
Sept. 2
9:30 p.m.
$13-$22
Comedy

Chris Redd was born in St. Louis, but moved to suburban Chicago in second grade and fell in love with the Windy City. He originally set his sights on a career as a rap artist, but soon realized he wasn’t quite ’hood enough. “I always wanted to be a thug,” he tells an audience. “I had a family full of thugs, and I’d chase them around. They never fully accepted me because I spent half my life in the suburbs. It’s not gangster... to commute to the ’hood.” He later performed with Second City before landing the role of Hunter the Hungry in the mockumentary film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He moved to L.A. at the behest of that film’s producer, Judd Apatow. Along the way, Redd has built a successful standup career. He marvels at L.A.’s weather. “The weather is so perfect all the time,” he says on stage. “I realized how much I love the weather when I went home and was watching a football game with my homies. I realized there is no manly way to ask for a blanket.” 18+; 21+ later shows.