Comedian Chris Redd details getting punched at Comedy Cellar. New York City has always had a lot in common with show business. Both are known by outsiders for the glitz and glam and by locals for the grit and the grime. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. That’s because these are two incredibly unforgiving environments. Perhaps there is no greater parallel than the recent string of unprovoked attacks against both innocent pedestrians in Manhattan and performers like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and most recently Chris Redd.
Though it is unclear what if anything is causing this recent wave of violence, it probably didn’t shock Redd. Comedian Chris Redd is used to the city after working at Saturday Night Live for years. He’s known for his classic song. NYC is famous for being a congested island where statistics makes rubbing elbows with the rich and famous likely for anyone in any tax bracket. What is newly upsetting is the ease random attackers seem to have for inflicting pain on anyone no matter how innocent.
Along with celebrities, there are reports of children being punched. Fortunately, Redd is a professional. He was much more focused on how to add the experience to his act. In fact, he was so excited that he wished to let the audience know immediately. Fortunately, comedian Chris Redd thinks it’s rude to bleed on his fans!
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