‘SNL’ Alum Chris Redd Allegedly Attacked in NYC: Details

Saturday Evening Stay alum Chris Redd was allegedly attacked on Wednesday, October 26, in New York Metropolis.

A Deputy Commissioner Public Info spokesperson informed Us Weekly that the NYPD responded to a “name of a male assaulted in entrance of the Comedy Cellar” in Greenwich Village. Upon the police’s arrival, the “responding officers found a 37-year-old male sufferer with a laceration to his face.”

In keeping with the spokesperson, a preliminary investigation decided that the sufferer arrived in entrance of the situation in a automobile. Upon exiting the automobile, an unknown particular person approached and punched the sufferer within the face earlier than fleeing. The sufferer was taken to Bellevue Hospital the place he was handled and launched.

The comic, 37, was scheduled to carry out a set on the comedy membership that very same night.

“I’m in New York doing reveals so pull up with y’all attractive asses!!,” Redd tweeted on Tuesday, October 25. “And stream the hell out of my particular Nov third on @hbomax.”

The Emmy winner is finest identified for engaged on SNL for 5 years. He introduced his exit from the present in September.

“Being part of SNL has been the expertise of a lifetime,” he informed Selection in an announcement on the time. “5 years in the past, I walked into 30 Rock figuring out that this was an incredible alternative for progress. Now, with mates who’ve change into household and recollections I’ll cherish without end, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to all the SNL group. From the underside of my coronary heart, I can’t thanks all sufficient.”

Chris Redd as Mayor Eric Adams and host Ariana DeBose as Emily Hernandez through the “Eric Adams Press Convention” sketch on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
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After his departure, a supply solely informed Us in September that Redd began relationship his former costar Kenan Thompson’s ex-wife, Christina Evangeline. Thompson and the mannequin, 33, introduced their cut up in April after 11 years of marriage. They’re dad and mom of daughters Georgia, 7, and Gianna, 4.

“Christina and Chris began relationship the start of this 12 months,” the insider mentioned in regards to the new romance, including that the pair met “earlier than [Chris] began doing SNL” and have been mates for years. “They’ve all the time been very shut. He was there for her final 12 months by way of a number of the hardest instances of her life. … She appears to be the happiest she’s ever been. Her relationship with Chris is nice and it’s regular.”

Thompson and Redd labored intently collectively whereas on the late-night NBC present, and the pair additionally appeared on Thompson’s sitcom, Kenan. The previous coworkers seem to stay on good phrases regardless of Redd’s new relationship.

“Conversations had been had and everybody of their circle knew in regards to the relationship previous to the information being launched,” the supply mentioned. “Kenan’s relationship different folks [too]. He needs her happiness.”