Saturday Night Live loses another member as Chris Redd calls it quits

New York, New York - Saturday Night Live just keeps taking hit after hit as NBC announced the departure of yet another veteran cast member.

SNL has suffered another loss, as cast member Chris Redd announced he won't be returning for the new season.
SNL has suffered another loss, as cast member Chris Redd announced he won't be returning for the new season.  © CINDY ORD / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP

Chris Redd made his debut on the classic comedy sketch show back in 2017, but now, five years later, he won't be joining the cast for its upcoming 48th season.

"Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime," Redd reportedly said on Monday. "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," he added.

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His departure comes on the heels of other cast members also saying their farewells. The season 47 finale marked the final episode for Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney. They were followed at the beginning of September by Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari, who announced they wouldn't be returning in October.

The SNL team has been scrambling to find replacements as it prepares for the new season, which is set to premiere October 1. Last week, they revealed four new additions to the team: Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walke.

Chris Redd has his own comedy special coming soon to HOB Max, and will star in the upcoming Universal film Cyber Monday which is currently in development.

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