It’s almost easier to tell who isn’t going Saturday night live at this point as who is.
Chris Redd is the latest cast member to say goodbye TVLine has learned about NBC’s late-night sketch comedy institution leaving the show after five seasons.
“Be a part of it SNL was the experience of a lifetime,” Redd said in a statement. “I joined 30 Rock five years ago knowing it was an amazing opportunity for growth. Now, with friends that have become family and memories that I will forever cherish, I am grateful to Lorne Michaels and all SNL Organization. From the bottom of my heart I cannot thank you all enough.”
After joining the SNL Cast in Lead in 2017, Redd was promoted to full repertory status in 2019, with memorable impressions from Kanye West and New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Redd is the eighth cast member whose departure has been confirmed SNL since May, followed by veteran repertory players Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, and Melissa Villaseñor, along with first-year featured player Aristotle Athari.
The upcoming Season 48 — premiering October 1 — will continue to feature returning cast members Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Bowen Yang, as well as lead cast members Andrew Dismukes, Punkie Johnson, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman. SNL Additionally, four new featured players were added earlier this month. Also, the Please Don’t Destroy trio (Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy), who contributed digital shorts last season, are expected to be back.
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https://tvline.com/2022/09/19/snl-chris-redd-leaving-season-48/ ‘SNL’: Chris Redd Leaves Season 48 – Cast Completed