mc chris will arrive Saturday afternoon, and will be performing live Saturday night.
mc chris (always spelled in all lower case letters) is rapper from the Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of
Chicago. He was one of the first rappers to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry
Potter, ninjas and unrequited love, instead of the usual hip hop fare. He’s just as likely to make an
appearance at Comicon as he is at SXSW.
mc got his start as an animator on many of the shows you see on Adult Swim. He was writer, actor,
songwriter and animator for Sealab 2021, The Brak Show, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen
Hunger Force. He has voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville,
Cheyenne Cinnamon, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell and Tight Bros. He was also a producer of on air
content for over a year before leaving Williams Street to pursue a career in music.
mc has since crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act, as well as opening for bands
like Pinback and Reggie and the Full Effect. He’s collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and
Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in Kevin Smith’s Zak and Miri Make a Porno, Jay and
Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and he has composed several themes for Smith’s Smodcast
podcast network. mc’s song “hoodie ninja” was featured in both a Honda commercial and America’s
Funniest Home Videos. Other songs have been featured in Comedy Central’s Broad City and Fox’s So You
Think You Can Dance? mc most recently started in the pilot Bunny and Frog for Disney and a national
commercial for Fiat.
mc raises money to fight Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have
raised over $150,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through eBay sales and donations collected at
mc kickstarted “the mc chris cartoon” an animated extension of the skit universe featured on his
records. Thanks to donations from his fans, he raised $60,000 and produced a six minute pilot
presentation with the animation company Titmouse Inc. mc is currently shopping the project.
mc chris lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
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