Chris Redd

Chris Redd has left Saturday Night Live days earlier than the present is ready to premiere its newest season. The comic, who has been on the present since 2017, is the most recent forged member to step away from the late night time sketch sequence, which is retuning for Season 48 subsequent month.

NBC confirmed Redd’s departure on Monday, The New York Times reviews, and Redd additionally launched a press release addressing the information.

“Being part of S.N.L has been the expertise of a lifetime. Five years in the past, I walked into 30 Rock realizing that this was an incredible alternative for progress,” Redd shared. “Now, with pals who’ve change into household and reminiscences I’ll cherish perpetually, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to your entire S.N.L. group. From the underside of my coronary heart, I can’t thanks all sufficient.”

Following Redd’s exit, it’s laborious to maintain up with who’s even left on SNL. Before he stepped away from the present, three different stars additionally left when Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari all announced their exits earlier this month. And even earlier than that, 4 of the present’s energy gamers left within the first wave of SNL 

departures, when Kate McKinnon, Aidy BryantKyle Mooney and Pete Davidson all stated goodbye in May.

Now, a handful of returning stars are coming again for Season 48: Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, James Austin, Punkie Johnson, Bowen Yang, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Cecily Strong and Kenan Thompson.

While SNL misplaced eight forged members between Season 47 and Season 48, the present has already acquired some bright new talent to fill their admittedly giant footwear. Earlier this month, SNL added Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker as featured gamers for his or her upcoming season.

See their Studio 8H debut when SNL returns Oct. 1 on NBC. The present can even air new weekly episodes Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.

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