Chris Redd claims bloody punch attack wasn’t random: ‘It was planned’
December 17, 2022
Chris Redd doesn’t believe his ‘random’ attack was Actually random at all.
The 37-year-old “Saturday Night Live” alum opened up about the unprovoked assault in New York that left him with facial fractures during a Tuesday appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Bennington Show.”
In the interview, Redd joked that news of the October incident “did wonders” for the promotion of his HBO Max special “Why Am I Like This?”
“No promotion was better than getting punched in the face f—–g,” Redd explained. “People didn’t even know I had a special outing, and they were like, ‘Aw, I hope he’s okay! What special?’
He added that he “will probably post the footage ‘of the bloody deed’ and do a voice-over.”
All kidding aside, the Emmy-winning comedian has his suspicions about the one-sided altercation.
The “Kenan” actor was dropped off at the Comedy Cellar on Oct. 26 to play a set when a man dressed as a security guard spotted him “out of nowhere” on MacDougal Street, according to cops and sources.
“There was blood everywhere,” a source told Page Six at the time.
The suspect fled before police arrived, but the attack was reportedly captured on surveillance footage. No arrests were made.
“I will say it was a planned situation. This is what I feel in my heart and my soul. That’s what I saw in the footage,” Redd revealed.
“People called it a random attack. I don’t believe it,” he explained. “He waited for me an hour before I arrived. He was on the phone, he had a surveillance guy and everything. All I’m saying is I’ve never done anything haphazardly where it took me an hour to do. I’ve never randomly done anything that took a buildup. That’s not what “random” is.
Redd’s comedy special, “Why Am I Like This?”, premiered last month. He left “SNL” in September as part of a major exodus of big names.
“Being part of ‘SNL’ has been the experience of a lifetime,” Redd said in a statement shared on social media at the time. “Five years ago, I came to 30 Rock knowing it was a tremendous opportunity for growth.
“Now with friends that have become family and memories that I will cherish forever, I am grateful to Lorne Michaels and the entire ‘SNL’ organization. From the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank you enough.”
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