“SNL” has officially unveiled three new cast members for the upcoming Season 42: Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Mikey Day. This buttons up all the hirings and firings, TheWrap is told.
Moffat was a regular performer at iO Chicago and the Annoyance Theatre. He’s from Chicago and attended Denison University.
Villaseñor is an impressionist and stand-up comedian who has headlined more than 100 clubs and colleges around the country, per her official show bio. She hails from Whittier, California.
Orange County-native Day was a standout on Nick Cannon‘s MTV improv series “Wild ‘N Out.” Most recently, the Groundlings alum was a co-head writer and cast member on NBC’s “Maya & Marty.”
The trio of featured newbies effectively replaces veterans Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and the one-and-done Jon Rudnitsky, who were all let go this summer. Killam and Pharoah both subsequently landed series at Showtime.
Interestingly enough, Day wrote a lot at “SNL” for Killam. Together, the two buddies also penned the feature film “Brother Nature,” in which Killam starred.
“SNL” returns on October 1 for its season premiere — a host for the episode will be named soon. The sketch comedy staple is produced in association with Broadway Video.
'SNL's' 40 Most Iconic Characters: From the Blues Brothers to Stefon (Photos)
Ahead of the big NBC primetime 40th Anniversary special, TheWrap looks back at the sketch comedy show’s most iconic, inspired and hilarious roles
Spartan Cheerleaders: Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri got spirit, how 'bout you?
TV By Linda Ge | August 11, 2016 @ 1:52 PM
TV By Tony Maglio | August 10, 2016 @ 1:37 PM
TV By Rasha Ali | August 9, 2016 @ 9:34 AM
TV By Tony Maglio | August 4, 2016 @ 3:46 PM