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Chris Redd from Popstar, ABC's "Family Fortune" and Fox's "Empire" Live at Drafthouse Comedy DC @ Drafthouse Comedy DC
$20 / $20
Chris Redd is a stand up comedian, actor and writer, 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
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.
Nikki Glaser @ DC Improv
At a young age, Nikki has done it all. She has traveled the country as a road comic, hosted a hit podcast, and starred a few of her own TV shows – the latest being Comedy Central’s “Not Safe.” Fearless and frank, she’s bold and hilarious when talking about sex, relationships and all the other fun stuff that no one really understands. This is one of the rising stars of comedy, and this is your chance to see her live.
Adele Givens @ DC Improv
Comedy royalty makes a long-awaited return to the DC Improv this April. Queen Adele Givens is widely recognized as one of the most dynamic and entertaining performers out there – fans love her stand-up (Queens of Comedy) and her TV and movie work (The Hughleys, The Players Club and lots more). It has been far too long since she graced our stage. Welcome her back this spring!
Damien Lemon from MTV2's "Guy Code" and Comedy Central Live @ Drafthouse Comedy DC
$20 / $20
Damien Lemon is a name you should know. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, Damien honed his comedy skills throughout his educational upbringing. He then moved to New York City, where he quickly made a name for himself in the comedy scene. Damien has opened for Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall and Dick Gregory at Caroline’s on Broadway. He has hosted corporate events for companies including Interactive ONE, VIBE Magazine, and NIKE. On television, Damien has frequently appeared on VH1’s hit series Big Morning Buzz Live, providing pop culture commentary and hilarious insights. He is also a regular on MTV2’s Guy Code, helping the show become the most popular series in MTV2 history. Finally, Damien made his televised stand up debut on Russell Simmons Presents The Ruckus, which aired on Comedy Central. Damien can be seen performing all over New York City, including Caroline’s on Broadway, where he headlined a show as part of the Breakout Artist series.
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