Chris Redd is leaving SNL

He joined NBC production in 2017 & quickly became a rising star, working on several memorable sketches, including "Come Back, Barack," a slow jam that serves as a tribute to former American President.

He received his first Emmy for penning an infectious tune alongside Chance the Rapper and "SNL" veteran Kenan Thompson. He has been praised for his Kanye West impression, proving his talents are high.

"Being a part of 'SNL' has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth," Redd said in his statement.

"Being a part of 'SNL' has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth," Redd said in his statement.

"Now with friends who have become family & memories I will cherish forever, I'm grateful to Lorne Michaels & to the entire 'SNL' organization. From bottom of my heart, I can't thank you all enough."

Redd is on track to release HBO Max comedy special, which he filmed in St. Louis earlier this year. He is developing film at Universal Pictures titled "Cyber Monday," though details are slim right now

Per Deadline, the actor will also be seen in the Neil Bogart biopic as DJ Frankie "Hollywood" Crocker, who helped pioneer the popularity of New York's WBLS radio station.