'SNL' adds cast members, replacing Moynihan, Zamata and Bayer

28 September, 2017, 00:33 | Author: Warren Cooper
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The show is coming off one of its most watched seasons ever which earned it nine Emmy awards, more than any other show.

Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd have each been added as featured players for the upcoming season.

Get ready for some new faces when Saturday Night Live returns this weekend.

Saturday Night Live will welcome three new cast members when it returns September 30, as the iconic sketch comedy show tries to fill the void left by departing performers Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.

Though all three of the newcomers are up-and-coming comedians, Chris Redd is perhaps the most recognizable, having starred alongside former SNL cast member Andy Samberg in the Lonely Island mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping in 2016. Check out some of Redd's previous work on Netflix's Disjointed, Love and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. (Gardner is also cast in the upcoming McCarthy comedy Life of the Party.) Vulture rounded up a couple of amusing Gardner sketches here. Still around is Kenan Thompson, who has surpassed Darrell Hammond as the longest-running cast member with fifteen seasons.

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One player that stands out is Mkhitaryan, who has made 5 goal assists so far, more than any other Premier League player. City have been in outstanding goalscoring form themselves, hitting 17 in their last four games in all competitions.

Gardner hails from Kansas City and has previously appeared as the voice of Cooch in SuperMansion and Melissa McCarthy's upcoming 2018 film Life of the Party.

Finally, Deadline reports Saturday Night Live is also beefing up the writers room with seven new hires this season.

Null is a Chicago-based comedian, musician and improv talent, whose past credits include the 2011 film The Heart: The Final Pulse.

Baldwin will be back again this season despite his claims that he was prepared to hang up the orange wig, appearing as President Donald trump in the season opener hosted by Ryan Goslign with musical guest Jay Z.

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