Redd-y to spill the tea! Saturday Evening Stay alum Chris Redd wasted no time in dishing on all of his favorites — and awkward superstar encounters — solely to Us Weekly.
The comic, 37, made headlines in September when he introduced his departure from the NBC staple after 5 years of hilarious characters and viral sketches.
“Being part of SNL has been the expertise of a lifetime,” the Popstar: By no means Cease Stopping actor mentioned in an announcement on the time. “5 years in the past, I walked into 30 Rock realizing that this was a tremendous alternative for development. Now, with pals who’ve turn into household and recollections I’ll cherish without end, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to your entire SNL group. From the underside of my coronary heart, I can’t thanks all sufficient.”
Because the announcement of his departure from the long-running sketch comedy present, Redd instantly lined up roles on big-name TV reveals, together with voicing a one-off character on The Simpsons and showing on 20 episodes of SNL costar Kenan Thompson’s sitcom, Kenan, from 2021 to 2022.
When talking to Us about little-known details from his private life and profession, Redd peppered his trademark humorousness all through his solutions — notably when recalling a “horrible” second he shared with Angelina Jolie.
“I used to be filming Popstar: By no means Cease By no means Stopping and there was a set go to by Angelina Jolie and her youngsters,” the Bust Down actor instructed Us. “She requested me for some water, and all I might do was stare and say, ‘I forgot what water was.’ It was horrible.”
The Emmy winner — Redd scored the coveted statue in 2018 for Excellent Unique Music and Lyrics for SNL’s “Come Again Barack” SNL skit — additionally has no disgrace in admitting his “responsible pleasure” actuality reveals.
“My responsible pleasure is Love Is Blind, bro, let’s go!” he shared. “Love & Hip Hop, too.”
Preserve scrolling to learn Redd’s confessions, together with his superstar crushes, his pun in regards to the “one place [he’s] dying to go to” and extra:
1. One place I’m dying to go to is heaven as a result of I heard it’s fairly tight and angels make good music. Additionally, Africa to comply with my ancestors’ household lineages.
2. One factor followers at all times ask me on the road is, “You aren’t that one man from Saturday Evening Stay, are you?”
3. Rising up, Jamie Foxx was the dude [who] did all of the issues I wished to do and did them at an unbelievable degree.
4. My grandmother’s fried cabbage recipe is my favourite — and blackened catfish. (Sure, I do know that catfish is trash.)
5. My secret abilities are consuming catfish with no disgrace and cooking!
6. The perfect recommendation I’ve obtained is: Assume earlier than you react. By no means give folks’s phrases the ability to regulate the way you react to them.
7. My first automobile was a 1999 Nissan Altima.
8. My favourite merchandise in my wardrobe is a cut up between my Trophy Room Jordans and a Gucci/Adidas blue blazer.
9. The one factor I at all times journey with is my backpack! Gotta have my pc always.
10. I’ve a Bust Down neon signal from our wrap occasion that I assumed was a good suggestion to maintain, but it surely’s too large, so it lives in storage lately.
11. On a typical Sunday afternoon, you wouldn’t be capable to discover me. I’m with my household, man! Get out of my home!
12. My cheat meal is whiskey. (The McRib, for actual, although.)
13. Any guide from James Patterson’s Alex Cross sequence is a go for me!
14. Folks don’t assume I can take a break and sit down. Information for them is, I can! Sort of. Maintain up, I gotta make a run actual fast. BRB.
15. My alternate occupation can be a hacker.
16. The funniest actor I’ve labored with is Eddie Murphy.
17. My superstar crushes rising up have been Whitney Houston and Aaliyah.
18. My responsible pleasure is Love Is Blind, bro, let’s go! Love & Hip Hop, too.
19. I’m dying to tackle a Marvel hero position of any variety.
20. Whereas on SNL, I realized that I can survive on this trade, thrive beneath strain and write in a vacuum, even when it’s not my pure manner of doing comedy.
21. The present I’m at the moment binging is Useless to Me. The entire solid is the reality.
22. An insecurity of mine is ensuring my jokes are as robust as their supply.
23. My favourite room in my home is my household room.
24. I used to be filming Popstar: By no means Cease By no means Stopping and there was a set go to by Angelina Jolie and her youngsters. She requested me for some water, and all I might do was stare and say, “I forgot what water was.” It was horrible.
25. For my favourite films, it’s a cut up between American Gangster and The Departed.