Chris Redd, a former cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” is speaking out about an attack he experienced late last month at a comedy club in New York City. According to a teaser of the episode published on Thursday, the comedian described the incident as a “surprise party of one fist” while making an appearance on “The Last Laugh” podcast from The Daily Beast.
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Chris Redd claimed that while en route to the Comedy Cellar to perform a set, a man suddenly struck him in the face with what he thought to be a metal object. He claimed that it “cut my nose to the bone,” calling the amount of blood “worrisome.”
Chris Redd is on the mend and will be ‘back up talking some good sh– very soon’ after he was attacked outside of the Comedy Cellar. https://t.co/EzhVtyhJN6
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) October 31, 2022
The “SNL” star reported suffering two fractures in his nose and one fracture in his cheek due to the assault. Chris Redd added, “The person just attacked me and went off,” adding that his face was covered in “so much blood” that he couldn’t clearly distinguish the assailant.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) November 6, 2022
TMZ was the first to report Redd’s assault. He was one of many “SNL” cast members that quit the program before the show’s 48th season this year. “Why Am I Like This?” his debut comedy special, made its debut on Thursday.
The attack on Redd was unprovoked, police say. https://t.co/4SH5XQNxhI
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 29, 2022
In the podcast conversation, the comic said he has already started thinking of ways to include jokes about his attack in his following material. The complete program will air on Tuesday.