The number of cast members leaving “Saturday Night Live” has now reached eight, and they are as follows: According to an announcement made by NBC late on Monday night, Chris Redd, who has been with “Saturday Night Live” since the autumn of 2017 and has portrayed roles such as Kanye West and Mayor Eric Adams of New York City, would not be returning for the next season.
In a statement, Redd noted that being a member of “Saturday Night Live” had been the experience of a lifetime for him. When I first came inside 30 Rock five years ago, I had the awareness that this would be an incredible chance for professional development. I am thankful to Lorne Michaels and the whole of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ organisation because it has provided me with friends who have become like family and experiences that I will always treasure. I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you from the very bottom of my heart.
In addition, Redd has appeared with “Saturday Night Live” veteran Kenan Thompson in the NBC sitcom “Kenan,” the Peacock comedy series “Bust Down,” and films such as “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”
Redd is one of many long-time “Saturday Night Live” cast members who have left the programme in anticipation of its upcoming 48th season. After the 47th season of “Saturday Night Live,” which ended in May, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney all decided to leave the show. As of the beginning of this month, Melissa Villaseor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari are no longer a member of the cast.
The news that “Saturday Night Live” has added four new cast members was shared by NBC one week ago. When the new season kicks off on October 1, these four performers, Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker, will all get their start as featured players.