Chris Redd claims bloody sucker-punch attack wasn’t accidental: ‘It was planned’

Chris Redd doesn’t think his attack was ‘accidental’ actually random at all.

The Saturday Night Live alum, 37, reflected on the unprovoked attack in New York City that fractured his face during a Tuesday appearance on SiriusXM’s The Bennington Show.

In the interview, Redd joked that news of the October incident “worked wonders” to promote his HBO Max special Why Am I Like This.

“No promotion beats being slapped in the face,” Redd argued. “People didn’t even know I had a special out and they were like, ‘Aw, I hope he’s alright! Something special?'”

He added that he’ll “probably release the footage” of the bloody act “and do a voice-over thing.”

Jokes aside, the Emmy winner has suspicions about the one-sided altercation.

Chris Redd visits SiriusXM Studios on December 7th in New York City.
Chris Redd visits SiriusXM Studios on December 7th in New York City.
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The “Kenan” actor was dropped off at the Comedy Cellar to perform a set on Oct. 26 when a man dressed as a security guard adorned 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 ran away before police arrived, but the attack was believed to be captured on surveillance footage. No arrests were made.

“I will say it was a planned situation. I feel that in my heart and soul. I saw that on the footage,” Redd revealed.

“People called it a random attack. I don’t think so,” he explained. “He waited for me for an hour before I got there. He was on the phone, he had a security guard and everything. All I’m saying is this: I’ve never done anything random that took me an hour to do. I’ve never made anything random that required construction. That’s not what “random” is.

TMZ reported that Chris Redd felt “very lucky and lucky” despite his ordeal.
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Blood is seen on the floor after Redd was punched in the nose outside New York's Comedy Cellar.
Blood was found after Redd was punched outside New York’s Comedy Cellar.
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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 a part of ‘SNL’ was the experience of a lifetime,” Redd said in a Statement shared on social media back then. “I joined 30 Rock five years ago knowing it was an amazing opportunity for growth.

“Now, with friends that have become family and memories that I will forever cherish, I am grateful to Lorne Michaels and the entire ‘SNL’ organization. From the bottom of my heart I cannot thank you all enough.”

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