MC Chris and Goblin Cock
Back when Chris Ward, aka MC Chris, was still voicing Cartoon Network characters like hip-hop diaper-man MC Pee Pants on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, he seemed perfectly happy to be considered part of the nerdcore rap movement, even appearing in the 2008 film Nerdcore for Life. Around the time he started rapping with the Lee Majors, though, he began to bristle at the label, saying positively rude things in the press about the comic book and pop culture aficionados whose allowances he nonetheless covets. The 41-year-old comedian seemed to mellow that stance last year, apologizing in interviews while promoting his tenth album MC Chris Is Dreaming on the same spandex ‘n’ sci-fi circuit as Stan Lee, Lou Ferrigno, and any number of former Power Rangers and X-People. Sell off a couple of those old Star Wars action figures this week, and you should be able to afford tickets to see MC Chris at the Music Box on July 20.