Another 'Saturday Night Live' Veteran Leaves The Show — And That Makes 8

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Chris Redd is retired astatine “Saturday Night Live,” NBC announced Monday, bringing the tally of departed formed members since May to 8 earlier the Season 48 premiere connected Oct.1.

Redd, whose sketch drama included impersonations of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and histrion Will Smith, called his five-season stint “the acquisition of a lifetime.”

“Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an astonishing accidental for growth,” helium said successful a connection reported by The New York Times. “Now, with friends who person go household and memories I volition cherish forever, I’m grateful to Lorne Michaels and to the full ‘S.N.L.’ organization.”

Redd has an HBO Max drama peculiar slated to travel retired this year, People noted. He antecedently appeared connected the NBC sitcom “Kenan” headlined by Kenan Thompson, the longest-reigning formed subordinate astatine “SNL” with 19 seasons and counting.

Producer Lorne Michaels said precocious that Season 48 volition beryllium a “transition year” ― and that’s an understatement. Cast members Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat and Aristotle Athari each exited earlier Redd.

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