Another “Saturday Night Live” veteran is leaving the lengthy working show.

Comedian Chris Redd received’t return for the show’s forty eighth season, NBC introduced Monday night time, according to reports. His departure marks the latest exit amid a larger exodus of big names which have departed from “SNL” in current months.

Redd's exit comes after several years with the show.
Redd’s exit comes after a number of years with the show.
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“Being a part of ‘SNL’ has been the expertise of a lifetime,” he mentioned in a statement that was shared on social media. “Five years in the past, I walked into 30 Rock understanding that this was an incredible alternative for development.

“Now, with associates who’ve turn out to be household and recollections I’ll cherish perpetually, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to your complete ‘SNL’ group. From the underside of my coronary heart, I can’t thanks all sufficient.”

Chris Redd as mayor Eric Adams during the Eric Adams Press  Conference sketch on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
Chris Redd as NYC Mayor Eric Adams throughout the Eric Adams Press Conference sketch on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
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He began with the show in 2017 and won an Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the track “Come Back, Barack” on the show.

Redd’s personal comedy particular “Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This” on HBO Max comes out later this yr and he’s anticipated to star within the characteristic movie “Cyber Monday” that’s within the works at Universal, Deadline reported.

Redd, who portrayed New York City Mayor Eric Adams on the show, is certainly one of many forged members who’re leaving the show earlier than this season will get began subsequent month, together with stars Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari.

The show added 4 new characteristic gamers lately, Variety reported.

“SNL” is anticipated to return Oct. 1.

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