New Cast Members Announced For Season 43 Of Saturday Night Live

Kelly Massey
September 28, 2017

If there's one name out of the three new featured players you might be familiar, it's Chris Redd.

It came down to the wire, but Saturday Night Live, coming off a highly rated season and big Emmy wins, has selected its new cast members and writers for the upcoming 43rd season.

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. Still around is Kenan Thompson, who has surpassed Darrell Hammond as the longest-running cast member with fifteen seasons.

Saturday Night Live announced on Tuesday their latest crop of Not Ready for Primetime Players, and Chicago comedy hounds will recognize a couple of familiar faces among the lineup: Chicago native Chris Redd and Luke Null. Check out some of Redd's previous work on Netflix's Disjointed, Love and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.

Gardner found her comedic roots in Los Angeles' sketch and improv comedy troupe, The Groundlings (other notable graduates of Groundlings include SNL veterans like Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, and Will Ferrell).

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Gardner is the voice of Cooch in the Crackle series "SuperMansion" and will soon be seen in the Melissa McCarthy film 'Life of the Party'.

Null is a Chicago-based comedian who has been improvising, writing and performing in sketches at the iO Theater. Check out the season premiere promo below!

NBC is also adding seven new writers for the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, including Gary Richardson, Erik Marino, Sam Jay, Andrew Dismukes, Steven Castillo, Nimesh Patel and Claire Freidman.

The new season of SNL premieres on Global on September 30 at 11:30 ET/ 8:30 PT.

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