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With Chris Redd’s Departure, ‘Saturday Night Live’ Loses Another Cast Member!

Chris Redd’s Departure from Saturday Night Live Has Been Confirmed!

The comic is the latest cast member to leave SNL before its 48th season after five years on the NBC sketch show imitating celebrities like Kanye West and Mayor Eric Adams.

“It’s been a dream come true to work on SNL. In the five years since I first set foot in 30 Rock, I’ve learned so much and grown so much “added Redd, 37, in a statement. “I owe so much to Lorne Michaels (the show’s creator) and the rest of the SNL crew for providing me with the family I never had and the friends I will never forget. I want to express my deepest gratitude to you all.”

Chris Redd Departs From Saturday Night Live

Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?, an HBO Max comedy special starring Redd, will premiere later this year after he leaves. As well as acting in the next Universal feature picture Cyber Monday, he will also provide his voice for a leading role in a Broadway Video and Audible production.

For the 43rd season, which began airing in September of 2017, Redd was a featured player, but for the upcoming 45th season, he was elevated to repertory status. In 2018, Redd won a Primetime Emmy for the song “Come Back Barack” for outstanding original music and lyrics written for television.

In leaving, he joins a large number of other cast members who have left the show in anticipation of season 48. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson all departed from the show after the 47th season finale.

Three more SNL comedians, including regulars Melissa Villaseor and Alex Moffat and guest star Aristotle Athari, have been confirmed to leave the show after season 48.

Lindsay Shookus, the longtime producer and head of talent for the sketch program, stated in August that she would be leaving the show.

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Chris Redd Departs From Saturday Night Live

The forthcoming season of SNL welcomed four new cast members last week: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.

Lorne Michaels, SNL’s founder, noted that season 48 “would be a transition year,” and that “the shift years are usually challenging,” at the 74th Primetime Emmys.

Michaels, 77, told reporters backstage that SNL has a new generation of cast members and writers after winning its sixth consecutive outstanding variety series award.

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