Here’s why Chris Redd is leaving Saturday Night Live

Chris Redd is the latest member to leave NBC’s long-running sketch show.

Here is everything you need to know.

Chris Redd leaves Saturday Night Live

Chris Redd recently confirmed that he will not be returning for the 48th season of Saturday Night Live. He released a statement to publicize the news.

He wrote in a statement: ‘Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing it was an incredible growth opportunity.’

Furthermore, the 37-year-old actor added, “Now with friends that have become family and memories that I will treasure forever.” I am grateful to Maddii Lorne Michaels and the entire SNL organization. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough.

Redd’s name joins the list of veterans who have announced their departure from SNL before its 48th season.

Longtime cast members Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson left the show after the season 47 finale in early May of this year.

Also, this month, three other SNL comedians left SNL. They included cast members Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat, along with comedian Aristóteles Athari.

Additionally, Lindsay Shookus, the producer and head of talent for SNL also confirmed in August that she will not be returning for the new season of the show.

Later last week it was reported that NBC had hired four new cast members to join the night’s hardcore family. They are Marcello Hernández, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker.

The aforementioned artists will start as featured players in season 48, which will premiere on October 1.

More about Chris Redd

Chris Redd joined Saturday Night Live in 2017 for its 43rd season. He was later promoted to repertory status in 2019 before they began filming the 45th season of SNL.

During his time on the series, Redd won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the Song Come Back Barack in 2018.

Additionally, Redd was mostly recognized for impersonating Kanye West and Mayor Eric Adams. However, he also played several other characters.

Redd will next be seen headlining the HBO Max comedy special titled Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This? It is expected to fall later this year.

He will also lend his voice to a key character in Broadway Video and Audible. He will also appear in Universal’s Cyber ​​Monday movie.

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