Former SNL Star Chris Redd Attacked Outside NYC Comedy Club
The comedian was attacked on Oct. 26, 2022 on his way to perform at the Comedy Cellar.
Former SNL castmate Chris Redd is all smiles a week after being brutally attacked in New York City.
TMZ released photos of Redd, 37, with visible stitches on his nose, a swollen eye, and bruises on his face.
A source told TMZ that Redd is “feeling very happy and fortunate” after being ambushed on Oct. 26, 2022.
According to Complex, the comedian was heading into the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village to perform, when a man dressed like a security guard punched him in the face, allegedly while wearing brass knuckles.
“I got two fractures in my nose and a fracture on my cheek. A fist [doesn’t] normally do all of that in one time, so it’s safe to assume I was hit with something,” the comedian said, according to Page Six.
Redd was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan but released after being treated for his injuries.
Police released surveillance footage of the attacker, who remains at large, according to the New York Post.
In a statement to E News, the NYPD described the alleged attacker as "a male, with dark skin complexion, approximately 35 to 40 years of age." Police said he's about 6-foot-2-inches tall and 280 lbs. with a "heavy build."
The attacker was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue shirt, black pants, black, gray and white sneakers, a multi-color fedora hat and a black facemask.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Redd said he originally wanted to continue with his performance. He said, “If we could have stopped the bleeding, I would have went on stage. I was like, I can’t wait to talk about this sh*t.”
The comic says he’s already working on jokes about the incident.