Repertory Player Bio
Chris Redd returns to “SNL” for his third season.
Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. He received the Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” He appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite Kathy Bates on the Netflix original comedy series “Disjointed.” 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 can be seen in the comedy films “Deep Murder,” “The House” and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture.” Redd starred on the cult-classic series “Wet Hot American Summer” and was featured on NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” Additionally, Redd was featured as a 2016 Stand-Up New Face at Just for Laughs in Montreal. Redd was previously a performer at Chicago’s Second City.
Upcoming projects include the independent feature film “Scare Me” and the Broadway Video comedy “Vampires vs. the Bronx.”
Redd is from St. Louis, Missouri, and his birthday is March 25.