Meet The New Cast Members on Saturday Night Live: Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, and Others Joining the cast

Meet The New Cast Members on Saturday Night Live: Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, and Others Joining  ...

Saturday Night Live will feature four new talented comedians for its 48th season after some of its greatest actors, like Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson, left last season.

Chris Redd was the latest cast member to leave the show in 2017. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for co-writing the sketch song "Come Back Barack." In a statement, Chris said, "I'm grateful to Lorne Michaels and to the entire 'SNL' organization from the bottom of my heart.

The addition of four new featured actors to the Lorne Michaels production is unusual, as it usually only offers featured actors gigs to two or three new faces for each new season. “This will be a transition year.” Lorne said backstage during the 2022 Emmy Awards, where SNL received the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series award.

New Cast Members

Marcello Hernandez is a Miami stand-up comedian who has appeared for Gilbert Gottfried, Tim Dillon, Jim Breuer, and Mark Viera in NBC's press release. He has been selected as a Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2022.

Molly Kearney, a Cleveland native who lives in Chicago, has played roles in Amazon's A League of Their Own and Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks. She was also selected for Comedy Central's "Up Next" showcase in 2019.

After being born and raised in Arizona, Michael Longfellow made his mark in the standup comedy scene in Los Angeles. He has been featured on Netflix's Introducing... showcase, NBC's Bring the Funny, and was also selected as one of TBS's "Comics to Watch" during the 2017 New York Comedy Festival.

Devon Walker is from Austin, Texas, and his singing credits include Netflix's Big Mouth and Freeform's Everything's Trash. Devon was also selected for Comedy Central's "Up Next" show in 2017.

The Cast of a Returning Cast

Cecily Strong, the veteran star and irreverent talent, is returning for her 10th year! Her attacks on Fox News' Jeanine Pirro and French actress Catherine Deneuve left viewers in stitches.

Kenan Thompson is returning. Thank you, Lord of the Rings. He has been on the program since 2003.

Bowen Yang has made quite a splash since he started his SNL career as a writer in 2018. The following year he was in front of the camera and ruining the world with his hilarious characters, so much so that he was nominated for an Emmy in 2021!

Heidi Gardner has enthralled audiences with her zany characters since 2017. After appearing in the film Hustle with Adam Sandler in the summer, she'll return to the show for its 48th season.

Colin Jost, who is the program's director, is expected to return in the future. He has also served as the co-anchor for Weekend Update since 2014.

Sarah Sherman is a funny, off-the-wall performer who will be returning to the program soon, hopefully informing Colin even more!

Ego Nwodim played on Saturday Night Live for the 44th season. Her distinctive humor and hilarious impersonation of Dione Warwick will certainly light up the next season.

For the 48th season, Michael Che will join Colin at the Weekend Update desk. Both comedians co-hosted the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018.

Chloe Fineman has clearly been the breakout star of the sketch show over the past few years, with her expert impressions of Britney Spears, Meryl Streep, and Drew Barrymore putting her on many late-night talk shows. She even had a comedic role in the recent remake of Father of the Bride.

Mikey Day is the glue that keeps the show together! Since he first got a writing gig on the show back in 2013, the funny actor has become the go-to guy for many kinds of characters. From everyday to bizarre,

Punkie Johnson became a featured player two seasons ago and is looking to be making her mark both in terms of writing and performing. The LGBTQ+ star is the eighth black female cast member in the show's history.

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