7 Most ‘SNL’-Worthy Jon Rudnitsky Web Moments: Meet Lorne Michaels’ Newest Hire (Video)

Stand-up and sketch comic will be lone new face on “Saturday Night Live’s” 41st season

On Monday, “Saturday Night Live” announced the hiring of new featured player Jon Rudnitsky. “Who?” most of the web asked. TheWrap has answered.

Below are the seven best web clips from the 25-year-old comic’s young career. Get to know him, because as we reported earlier, Rudnitsky will be the only new hire on “SNL’s” 41st season. All Season 40 cast members are set to return, however, filling the show’s 16 roster slots.

Rudnitsky will technically make his “SNL” debut on Oct. 3, when Miley Cyrus opens the year as host. That is, if he makes it into the live sketch show on his very first try. Let’s see how he’s done on the open Internet for now.

For starters, here is Rudnitsky’s “‘House of Cards’ Junkie” sketch, which performed pretty well on YouTube:

And this “Hunger Games” parody topped one million hits on the platform:

But he really made a bit of a name for himself with this “True Detective” parody:

Here are some deleted scenes from that performance:

Rudnitsky followed up with viral video “#DICKPIC,” a spoof of “#SELFIE”:

But he’s a stand-up at heart: Watch Rudnitsky lament his generation’s obsession with social media:

Finally, don’t miss Rudnitsky in this clever Zenn Films’ Uber parody:

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