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Break Out Comedy Festival 2017

Break Out Comedy Festival 2017


This 3rd annual comedy smorgasbord features a dynamic partnership between NBCUniversal and Second City showcasing some of the hottest, emerging and seasoned comedic acts in stand-up, sketch and improv.


June 8 – 7:30pm Hosted by Ramon Rivas

June 9 – 7:30pm & 10pm Hosted by Danny Pudi and Parvesh Cheena

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Celebrity star Danny Pudi of Powerless (NBC), Community (NBC/Yahoo)  and the upcoming Guest Book (TBS) and Smurfs: The Lost Village as voice of Brainy,  hosts this year’s  Break Out Festival (June 9) joined by actor Parvesh Cheena of the hit  NBC comedy Outsourced for an unforgettable night of comedy and fun non-stop acts to follow.

June 10 – 7:30pm & 10pm Hosted by Chris Redd
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Chris Redd is an exciting actor, writer, standup, sketch and improv performer. In film, Chris can currently be seen in a very flashy role opposite Andy Samberg in the Universal Feature POP STAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING produced by Judd Apatow. Next up, he will be seen in fun roles opposite Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell in the New Line/Gary Sanchez film THE HOUSE, the Netflix film A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE opposite Will Forte, and he is the lead of the independent comedy FAT CAMP.  In TV, Chris is shooting a recurring role in Season 2 of the Netflix series LOVE and appears in Jake & Amir’s new digital series LONELY AND HORNY on Vimeo . Originally from Chicago Chris was a frequent performer at Second City, iO, The Annoyance and The Playground.


June 10 – Added Midnight show!


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