SNL’s Chris Redd was punched in the face and bled outside the Comedy Cellar in Lower Manhattan, where he was scheduled to perform Wednesday night.
Police said Redd was leaving his car around 9:40 p.m. when a man, whom witnesses say appeared to be a security guard, rushed over and hit him in the face, according to police. TMZ.
Former SNL star punched, spilled blood outside NYC comedy club, suspect still loose
The 37-year-old comedian bled profusely from his nose and was taken to nearby Bellevue Hospital for treatment. He was released.
Meanwhile, the suspect is said to have fled the scene before police arrived, and no arrests were made on Thursday. The suspect is described as wearing a blue “security” jacket, along with black pants, white and gray sneakers and a bucket hat.
On Tuesday, Redd tweeted: “I’m in New York performing so let’s pull up with you guys so sexy! And stream the hell from my special November 3rd on @HBOmax. “
Redd was a member of “Saturday Night Live” for five seasons before leaving the show last month.
Witnesses told the outlet that Chris’ chain of stores Greg Yuna, one of which was commissioned by Ridiculousness co-host Steelo Brim for $250k last year, was snatched in the middle of the attack, However, the links were broken in the street during the scuffle.
The suspect, described as looking like a security guard, tried to pull the chain between the handcuffs
The suspect eventually fled without stealing the broken chain, which was recovered by Redd, according to TMZ. Police still do not know the exact motive for the alleged attack.
Other witnesses said authorities took photos of Chris’ injuries, including a deep cut on his nose.
In the shocking video obtained by TMZ, people can be seen gathering around Chris to support him, as blood is spilled on the pavement just a few feet from Comedy Cellar.
Last month, Shade room reported that Redd began dating Kenan Thompson’s estranged wife, Christina Evangeline.
The attack comes a month after breaking news about dating on Redd SNL actor Kenan Thompson’s ex-wife
Thompson surprisingly didn’t hide the relationship, as insiders said there was no bad relationship between the two old friends.
Thompson and his wife Christina Evangeline officially announced their separation in May after 11 years of marriage. The couple are said to have been living separately and plan to get a divorce from at least 2019, TMZ reported.
The pandemic may have played a role in delaying the finalization of the divorce proceedings, but now that they appear to be out of legal trouble, Christina seems to be dating again and dating no one. other than Thompson’s Saturday Night Live co-star in Chris Redd.