SNL’s Chris Redd Punched In Face, Bloodied At Comedy Cellar

SNL’s Chris Redd was punched within the face and left bloodied exterior of the Comedy Cellar in Decrease Manhattan, the place he was scheduled to carry out Wednesday evening.

Police reported Redd exited his automobile round 9:40 p.m. when a person, who witnesses say gave the impression to be a safety guard, charged as much as him and struck him within the face, in accordance with TMZ.

Former SNL Star Punched, Blooded Outdoors Of NYC Comedy Membership, Suspect Nonetheless On The Unfastened

The 37-year-old comic was bleeding profusely from his nostril, and was taken to close by Bellevue Hospital for therapy, the outlet stories. He’s since been launched.

In the meantime, the suspect reportedly fled the scene earlier than police arrived, and no arrests have been made as of Thursday. The suspect was described as carrying blue “safety” jacket, together with black pants, white and grey sneakers and a bucket hat.

On Tuesday, Redd tweeted: “I’m in New York doing exhibits so pull up with y’all horny a**es! And stream the hell out of my particular Nov. third on @HBOmax.”

Redd was a forged member of “Saturday Evening Stay” for 5 seasons earlier than leaving the present final month.

Witnesses inform the outlet that Chris’ Greg Yuna chain, one in all which was commissioned by Ridiculousness co-host Steelo Brim for $250K final 12 months, was snatched amidst the assault, nonetheless the chain hyperlinks fell aside on the road throughout the scuffle.

Suspect Described As Trying Like Safety Guard, Tried Chain Snatch Amidst The Scuffle

The suspect in the end fled with out stealing the damaged chain, which was recovered by Redd, in accordance with TMZ. Police nonetheless don’t know the precise motive for the alleged assault.

Different witnesses stated authorities snapped photographs of Chris’ accidents, together with a deep reduce on his nostril.

In surprising video obtained by TMZ, individuals might be seen gathering round Chris to help him, as blood spilled on the sidewalk simply steps away from the Comedy Cellar.

Final month, The Shade Room reported Redd began relationship former “SNL” costar Kenan Thompson’s estranged spouse, Christina Evangeline.

Pictured: (l-r) Kenan Thompson as Kenan, Chris redd as Gary — (Photograph by: Casey Durkin/NBC/NBCU Photograph Financial institution by way of Getty Photographs)

Assault Comes A Month After Information Broke Of Redd Relationship Former SNL Castmate Kenan Thompson’s Ex-Spouse

Thompson was surprisingly unbothered by the connection, as insiders say there isn’t any unhealthy blood between the 2 former castmates.

Thompson and spouse Christina Evangeline formally known as it quits in Could after 11-years of marriage. The couple had already been reportedly residing individually and had supposed on divorcing since a minimum of 2019, TMZ stories.

The pandemic might have performed a task in delaying the finalization of the divorce proceedings, however now that they appear to be legally de-tangled, Christina seems to be relationship once more, and relationship none apart from Thompson’s Saturday Evening Stay castmate in Chris Redd.