Chris Redd was attacked outside the Comedy Cellar in NYC last night. According to TMZ, the former SNL cast member drove up to the comedy club around 9:40 PM, shortly before he was scheduled to perform a 15-minute set. Moments after Chris got out of the car, he was punched in the face by some dude who tried to grab his trés chic Greg Yuna chain. The man ran off, and a shocked, bloodied Chris was helped by Comedy Cellar staff. He was then taken to Bellevue Hospital, treated for his injuries (which include a deep cut on his nose), and released. TMZ says he’s gonna be OK. What a relief! Poor Chris doesn’t deserve to get attacked. He didn’t even say anything transphobic or insult Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia!
Season 48 of Saturday Night Live premiered this past Saturday, and despite a ton of talented cast members (and Pete Davidson) leaving after last season, the show went on. And one notable skit starred Chloe Fineman in a spoof of Nicole Kidman’s commercial for AMC Theaters. SNL’s parody added another layer to the already dramatic original without even changing the script.
Those who watch Saturday Night Live, may get a dose of the cast singing Goodbye Butthole Eyes to the tune of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at the end of tonight’s show. Because Pete Davidson is FINALLY leaving along with longtime SNL MVP Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant (NooooOOnnnn!), and Kyle Mooney, better known as the dude who plays Baby Yoda. Deadline says that at the end of tonight’s 47th season finale, which will be hosted by Natasha Lyonne, all four will take their final bows…. before Lorne Michaels comes out to remind them that they signed over their sooooouuuuls to him and they can’t leave ever!
Last night was supposed to be Saturday Night Live’s holiday episode and it was the fifth time that Paul Rudd hosted, so he was inducted into The Five-Timers Club. But the true host of the night was that bootleg Transformers-sound bitch Omicron. SNL should’ve opened with Omicron smugly declaring, “Live from New York, it’s ME!” Because just hours before the show was to begin, we learned that SNL was hit with a COVID-19 breakout and several cast and crew members tested positive. Other cast members called out after deciding that it was too risky to do the show. And because of the bare-bones crew, musical Charli XCX also bowed out. All live skits were scrapped and the show was made up of an awkward cold open, pre-taped skits, classic skits, and Tina Fey filling in for Colin Jost on Weekend Update. Honestly, the show should’ve just been People’s Sexiest Man Alive winking and smoldering for the camera for 90-minutes straight.
It has been said many times that to know Lorne Michaels is to study Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil character. And I know Lorne Michaels isn’t saying goodbye to Saturday Night Live cast members by unceremoniously firing them into space or dropping them into a tank filled with laser-equipped sharks. The reality is probably more of an emotionless handshake and asking if you need instructions on where to return your NBC security pass. But Lorne doesn’t want to do any of that this year. According to Variety, Lorne is desperate to keep several veteran cast members on for the 47th season, and beyond.
Pete Davidson, Who Might Be One Of Several Exiting Cast Members, Dragged Chrissy Teigen On “Saturday Night Live”
“Stay cool” isn’t just a cute suggestion on Pete Davidson’s sweatshirt. When Pete dropped by the Weekend Update desk on the season finale of Saturday Night Live, he delivered a joke about Chrissy Teigen that was so ice cold, the logo on his sweatshirt could double as a promise. And previously when Pete has cracked a joke about real people, they sometimes get upset enough that Pete is then forced to deliver an awkward on-air mea culpa about it next to the person he dragged for laughs. But if internet rumors and speculation turn out to be correct, then we’ll never see Chrissy forcing a smile as she accepts a live apology from Pete next season. Because Saturday’s show was the final episode of the 46th season, and sources believe it was the end of Pete’s tenure as a cast member. And joining him might be Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson.