The Carolina Union Activities Board is bringing comedians DeRay Davis and Chris Redd to campus on November 3rd for a UNC Homecoming Comedy Show! The two are Chicago natives, and have starred in primetime television shows, blockbuster films, and held nation-wide standup comedy tours. Purchase your tickets in the CUAB Office in room 2519 of the Carolina Union!
DeRay developed and honed a hip, sardonic, streetwise mentality at an early age and parlayed it smoothly and efficiently into the comedy-club circuit. Davis achieved his career breakthrough at the Laffapalooza Festival in Atlanta, GA, then scored a triple whammy by winning the Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition and landing covetable spots in the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Cedric the Entertainer Festival. Recently, DeRay starred in the blockbuster hit 21 Jumpstreet.
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 E.T.C stage before venturing on to work at NBC on an Untitled Sketch Comedy Pilot. Chris' biggest role to date was as Hunter the Hungry in the Lonely Island movie entitled Popstar: Never stop Never Stopping