“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.