Chris Redd is leaving Saturday Night time Stay, Deadline studies. His departure marks the eighth such exit from the comedy present this yr.
Redd joined SNL as featured participant for 2017’s Season 43 and stayed on this system for 5 years. In an announcement, the comic shared, “Being part of SNL has been the expertise of a lifetime. 5 years in the past, I walked into 30 Rock understanding that this was a tremendous alternative for development. Now, with associates who’ve develop into household and reminiscences 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.”
Redd has appeared in Saturday Night time Stay alum tasks like The Lonely Island’s Popstar: By no means Cease By no means Stopping, Kenan Thompson’s NBC sitcom Kenan, and Kyle Mooney’s Netflix sequence Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Based on Deadline, he’s creating a movie referred to as Cyber Monday for Common and has a standup particular set to premiere on HBO Max.
Redd’s departure from SNL comes after Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and featured participant Aristotle Athari all introduced that this yr’s Season 47 could be their final. With eight solid members leaving directly, the mass exodus alerts the largest solid turnover the present has confronted since Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Invoice Hader, and Fred Armisen moved on from the present in 2012 and ’13.
As such, SNL has added 4 new faces to its featured gamers lineup: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker. These comedians will make their Saturday Night time Stay debut when the sequence’ Season 48 premieres on October 1st.