Chris Haas – a comedian, writer, director, actor, and playwright who grew up in Downingtown – returned home last weekend to perform his live comedy show at the Kennett Flash, writes Denny Dyroff for The Times of Chester County.
Hass, who currently lives in Los Angeles, entertained with “The Chris Haas Comedy Show: Blind & Brown.”
Hass, who considers himself almost brown and almost blind, was born in Paraguay before his white parents adopted him when he was one year old.
“Growing up in Pennsylvania during my early years, I stood out and looked different,” he said.
As for his sight, Haas has keratoconus, which left him with five percent of vision in his left eye and about 30 percent in his right.
As a kid, he performed in shows at Exton’s Barley Sheaf Theater. Now, his original play, To All the Lights in the Windows, is being produced at The Loft Ensemble in Los Angeles, while his original feature film, Kill the Detectives, is in pre-production.
Read more about Chris Haas from The Times of Chester County here.