Chris Redd is the most recent member of NBC’s long-running sketch show.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Chris Redd to step down from Saturday Night Live
Chris Redd recently confirmed that he will not be returning for the 48th season of Saturday Night Live. A statement was issued to inform the news.
‘Being part of SNL was an experience of a lifetime,’ he said in a statement. Five years ago, I entered 30 Rock knowing this was an amazing opportunity for growth.’
In addition, the 37-year-old actor said, ‘I will cherish it forever as a memory with my friends who are now family. i thank you Maddii Lorne Michaels and the entire SNL organization. I cannot express my sincere gratitude.’
Chris Redd is leaving Saturday Night Live after season 5 of the show. pic.twitter.com/nf2LQu3ltI
— SNL Network (@thesnlnetwork) September 20, 2022
Redd’s name joined the list of veterans who announced their departure from SNL ahead of their 48th season.
Longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Adie Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson left the show earlier this year after 47 seasons ended in May.
Also, three other SNL comedians left SNL this month. This included cast members Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat and feature-length comedian Aristotle Athari.
In addition, SNL producer and talent head Lindsay Shookus also confirmed in August that he won’t be returning for a new season of the show.
Then, last week, it was reported that NBC had hired four new cast members to join Late Night’s faithful family. They are Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.
The aforementioned cast will start with the main players of Season 48, which will premiere on October 1st.
— SNL Standby Line ⇾ Saturday Night Live (@standbyline) September 20, 2022
More about Chris Red
Chris Redd joined Saturday Night Live for the 43rd season in 2017. He was later promoted to repertoire status in 2019 before starting filming for SNL’s 45th season.
While starring in the series, Redd won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the Come Back Barack track in 2018.
Redd was also mostly famous for impersonating Mayor Kanye West and Eric Adams. However, he also played several other characters.
Redd will next headline the HBO Max comedy special Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?. It is expected to decrease by the end of this year.
He will also lend his voice to major characters in Broadway Video and Audible. He will also appear in Universal’s film Cyber Monday.