BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A comedian who portrayed Mayor Adams as “Mayor Swagger” on “Saturday Night Life” was assaulted in front of a Greenwich Village comedy club where he was scheduled to perform.
According to news reports, Chris Redd, 37, was in front of the Comedy Cellar, at 117 MacDougal St., on Wed., Oct. 26, at 9:45 p.m., when, unprovoked, a stranger punched him in the face with his fist.
Police said the attacker fled on foot eastbound on Bleecker Street, then southbound on Sullivan Street toward W. Houston Street.
Redd, who suffered a fractured nose, was transported to Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated and released.
The suspect is described as around 35 to 40 years old, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 280 pounds, with a heavy build and last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue shirt, black pants, Nike black-gray-and-white sneakers, a camouflage bucket hat and a black face mask.
According to the New York Post, Redd started dating Christina Evangeline, the estranged wife of his “SNL” castmate Kenan Thompson, in September. Shortly before the affair became public, Redd quit the show. Thompson and Evangeline broke up in April and Thompson filed for divorce in June.
“There is nothing,” the Post said, “to suggest that Thompson was personally involved in the incident.”