New York improviser: Christopher  Ward

Christopher Ward

mc chris is a rapper from the suburbs of Chicago. After studying life drawing and art history at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, he transferred to NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with a BFA in dramatic writing. He later went on to study long form improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater and has remained involved with the theater for 14 years, making cameos in several variety shows, established improv teams as well as staging his own one man show. He continues to study there and take part.

mc chris was 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, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. He has also voiced characters on several Adult Swim pilots such as Welcome to Eltingville, Cheyenne Cinnamonn 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 made appearances at Warped Tour, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Nerdapalooza and PAX as well as several conventions including comicons in both San Diego and New York City. He's crossed America countless times touring as a headlining act. He is considered to be one of the originators of a genre of music called nerdcore.
He's collaborated with Talib Kweli, Andrew WK, Cee-Lo and Childish Gambino. His music has been featured in the Kevin Smith movie "Zak and Miri Make a Porno," he has composed several themes for his Smodcast network as well as his live concert "Jay and Silent Bob Get Jobs," and most recently he provided two songs, including the Jay and Silent Bob Theme Song, to Smith's first animated film, "Jay and SIlent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie." mc's song "hoodie ninja" was featured in both a Honda commercial and America's Funniest Home Videos. He's also made several appearances on College Humor.

mc raises money to fight Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis. Inspired by his nephew who has CF, mc chris and his fans have raised over $130,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The cancer charity is in honor of mc's recently passed father.

mc continues to tour and release albums. mc chris foreverrr, mc's 8th release came out early 2014. Later this year he plans to release the sequel to his successful Gotham themed "Friends" with "Foes," as well a ninth release, a second children's album and a christmas album. mc chris lives in Brooklyn with wife, Alex.