Chris Redd Departing from ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Redd is leaving the show after five years.

Long-running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live is currently preparing for its 48 season. In the time leading up to this new season, though, the show’s cast has experienced some shake-ups, with multiple members including Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney departing following the end of the 47th season. The latest departure comes in the form of one of the longer-running modern cast members, Chris Redd.

Redd, who has been with SNL since 2017, announced this week that he will be departing the show ahead of the 48th season’s premier in October.

“Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime,” Redd said in a statement. “Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth. Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to the entire SNL organization. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you all enough.”

On his own, Redd is slated to host his own comedy special on HBO Max titled Why Am I Like This? later this year. He’s also attached to Universal’s in-development picture Cyber Monday, though a potential release date for that has not been given yet.

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