SNL’s Chris Redd was punched within the face and left bloodied exterior of the Comedy Cellar in Decrease Manhattan, the place he was scheduled to carry out Wednesday night time.
Police reported Redd exited his automotive round 9:40 p.m. when a person, who witnesses say seemed to be a safety guard, charged as much as him and struck him within the face, in response to TMZ.
Former SNL Star Punched, Blooded Outdoors Of NYC Comedy Membership, Suspect Nonetheless On The Free
The 37-year-old comic was bleeding profusely from his nostril, and was taken to close by Bellevue Hospital for therapy, the outlet reviews. He’s since been launched.
In the meantime, the suspect reportedly fled the scene earlier than police arrived, and no arrests have been made as of Thursday. The suspect was described as carrying blue “safety” jacket, together with black pants, white and grey sneakers and a bucket hat.
On Tuesday, Redd tweeted: “I’m in New York doing exhibits so pull up with y’all attractive a**es! And stream the hell out of my particular Nov. third on @HBOmax.”
Redd was a forged member of “Saturday Evening Stay” for 5 seasons earlier than leaving the present final month.
Witnesses inform the outlet that Chris’ Greg Yuna chain, one in every of which was commissioned by Ridiculousness co-host Steelo Brim for $250K final 12 months, was snatched amidst the assault, nonetheless the chain hyperlinks fell aside on the road in the course of the scuffle.
Suspect Described As Wanting Like Safety Guard, Tried Chain Snatch Amidst The Scuffle
The suspect in the end fled with out stealing the damaged chain, which was recovered by Redd, in response to TMZ. Police nonetheless don’t know the precise motive for the alleged assault.
Different witnesses stated authorities snapped images of Chris’ accidents, together with a deep lower on his nostril.
In surprising video obtained by TMZ, folks will be seen gathering round Chris to help him, as blood spilled on the sidewalk simply steps away from the Comedy Cellar.
Final month, The Shade Room reported Redd began courting former “SNL” costar Kenan Thompson’s estranged spouse, Christina Evangeline.
Assault Comes A Month After Information Broke Of Redd Courting Former SNL Castmate Kenan Thompson’s Ex-Spouse
Thompson was surprisingly unbothered by the connection, as insiders say there isn’t any dangerous blood between the 2 former castmates.
Thompson and spouse Christina Evangeline formally referred to as it quits in Might after 11-years of marriage. The couple had already been reportedly residing individually and had meant on divorcing since no less than 2019, TMZ reviews.
The pandemic could have performed a task in delaying the finalization of the divorce proceedings, however now that they appear to be legally de-tangled, Christina seems to be courting once more, and courting none apart from Thompson’s Saturday Evening Stay castmate in Chris Redd.