Saturday Night Live’s Chris Redd hospitalised after being attacked outside comedy club
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 31
Chris Redd was attacked outside a comedy club and taken to hospital (Picture: Getty)

Saturday Night Live star Chris Redd is recovering after being attacked outside a New York City comedy club last week.

The 37-year-old comedian, who appeared on the US sketch show for six years, was punched by an assailant wearing a knuckleduster outside the Comedy Cellar venue in Manhattan on Wednesday, October 26.

It’s been reported that Redd suffered two black eyes and a broken nose in the attack, but is now on the mend and has promised fans he’ll be back in action soon.

According to TMZ, Redd was heading to the club to perform a 15-minute set when a man approached him and punched him in the face before running off.

The comic was helped by members of staff who rushed to his aid before being later admitted to hospital to treat his injuries.

Police have been appealing for help in tracing the person responsible.

The comedian addressed the attack on his Instagram where he said he was recovering (Picture: Instagram)
Redd was outside a comedy club in Manhattan when he was attacked (Picture: Getty)

The New York Post claims the alleged attacker is between 35 and 40 years old, 6ft2, and weighs 20 stone.

They have released surveillance footage that appears to show the suspected attacker caught on camera close to the comedy venue.

Following the incident, American actress Pam Grier wrote on social media: ‘Comedian Chris Redd was on Andy Cohen Show with me. An Hour later he was attacked in front of a NY comedy club. 

‘He’s strong. He’s okay. Be safe out there!’

Responding to her tweet, Redd said: ‘Love, Pam!!! ❤️❤️’

Taking to Instagram, Redd expressed his appreciation for his fans and their messages. ‘I’ve been resting up like crazy by I want to say thank you thank you thank you for all the messages of love, the jokes, and the concern!

‘I’m ok and healing fast!’

He added: ‘I’ll be back up talking some good s*it very soon!’

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