NEW YORK — A former “Saturday Night Live” cast member was left badly bruised after getting assaulted on Wednesday night time.
It occurred at a comedy membership in Greenwich Village, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported Thursday.
Chris Redd is understood for his performances and impressions on SNL, together with one of Mayor Eric Adams.
On Wednesday night time, Redd was arriving on the Comedy Cellar to do his act, however police say as he received out of his automotive, he was attacked and punched in the face by a person who got here out of nowhere and seemed to be dressed as a safety guard.
“Huge pool of blood, huge. I mean, it was really gross,” mentioned Fabrizio Cavallacci, proprietor of Caffe Reggio, which is subsequent door to the membership.
Cavallacci mentioned Redd was badly bruised, and seemed to be in shock, as folks from the Comedy Cellar tried to cease the bleeding.
“The nose was not cracked, but, you know, it was split open and all the blood was pouring like crazy,” Cavallacci mentioned.
Redd lately left SNL and was able to launch a comedy particular subsequent month.
Fans lining up on the Comedy Cellar on Thursday night time mentioned the assault was one other reminder of how issues have gotten out of management.
“I think it’s another crazy incident in New York. It’s the way it is nowadays. It’s crazy, but you can’t help it,” mentioned James Catapano of Flatiron.
“I just think people like to poke fun at people and some people take it personally. It’s unfortunate, but it happens,” one other individual mentioned.
The suspect ran away after the assault and police are nonetheless trying to find him. There is not any phrase on a potential motive.
Redd was handled at a hospital and launched.