Hard Rock Casino brings in former 'Saturday Night Live' comedian for Saturday's entertainment

Chris Kattan visits Sioux City for the first time

By Bria Bell | bbell@kcautv.com

Published 02/13 2016 09:40PM

Updated 02/14 2016 12:19PM

A former 'Saturday Night Live' performer visited Siouxland on Saturday. Comedian Chris Kattan hit the stage at Hard Rock Casino for his stand up act. 

Hard Rock is bringing in more big name comedians for its entertainment events and so far it has been well received from the public. 

"I've never been to Sioux city...I couldn't even pronounce it for a while, i thought it was Soo-wee, but that's rude," says Kattan.
Hard Rock is known to bring in musicians for concerts, but more recently comedy is where it's at.
"It's kind of an alternative to the rock shows and country shows that we do on the weekend and it's one of our most successful shows that we have here at hard rock. But every once in a while like tonight, we're bringing in Chris Kattan...We're bringing in a bigger name, comedian on a weekend," says Hard Rock Entertainment Manager, Brad Streeter. 
Chris Kattan has been noted for his career on SNL and several other comedy movies, now the 45-year-old is changing his comedic style to stand up, something that Kattan is relatively new to. 
"It's always intimidated me because you know, I've seen people like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Sam Kinison and these guys and I'm like God those guys are immortal...and now I'm in a really good place where everything seems to work to awesome," says Kattan.     
Kattan says the art of comedy has many different levels and he believes that he was born to make people laugh.
"Because of the creative process, that's what it's for and that's what it's about. It's about engaging and using your gift. If you have a gift, use it. There's a lot of people out there that want to laugh, you know?, says Kattan. 

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