Interview: Chris Redd on Staying Busy with ‘Bust Down,’ ‘Kenan,’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’

Chris Redd is a funny guy, and this past season, he’s found multiple outlets to show the world. He co-created, executive-produced and starred in Bust Down on Peacock, while continuing his roles on NBC’s recently-cancelled Kenan and Saturday Night Live.

Awards Radar had the chance to speak with Redd about the lengthy process of adapting a French show he didn’t think was good at all, which he said ultimately headed in a great direction:

“We knew that we were the most interesting about the project, so we just had to make it real to us. We started using arguments and conversations that we have as a group in our group chat and when we’re hanging out, and we just decided to write a show that tackles those conversations.”

He’s also still proud of what Saturday Night Live is doing these days, sharing about the experience that:

“I think it’s dope, man. I think we’re doing some fun work. There’s a lot of us, we’re two basketball teams in size. But we’re having a lot of fun. Everyone loves playing together, with the new folks bringing in new ways to do this thing. I love how many ways to do comedy there is, and how you can learn from each other and be inspired by each other. I feel like there’s a lot of great energy in that place, a lot of very hilarious people.”

Watch the full conversation below:

Take Redd’s advice and get Peacock to watch all three of his shows.


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Written by Abe Friedtanzer

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