Saturday Night Live Adds 3 New Featured Players

28 September, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Chris Redd Heidi Gardner and Luke Null will help fill the voids created by the departures of Bobby Moynihan Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata

NBC on Tuesday confirmed Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd have joined the long-running sketch comedy series, following last season's departures of vets Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata after nine, seven and four seasons, respectively.

Are you excited to see how these three newcomers fit in with the veteran cast members? However, the good news is that the Peacock Network perennial gained Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd for the fresh season. But perhaps more importantly, Redd was a scene stealing presence in last year's sadly overlooked but brilliant mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

The comedian has ties to Chicago's Second City and is featured on Comedy Central Stand-up. There he was a member of the touring company and co-wrote The Art of Falling, an improv-sketch-dance hybrid show that was pulled off with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Gardner, a Kansas City, Missouri, native, trained and performed with the Groundlings in Los Angeles. She also has a role in Life of the Party, which stars Melissa McCarthy.

OH native Null also developed his skills here in Chicago, where he wrote and performed at iO and The Annoyance.




"Saturday Night Live" Season 43 premieres this Saturday.

Null has been based in Chicago, where he was a "musical comedian" and did improvisational comedy at iO Chicago (formerly "ImprovOlympic"), an improv theater and training center, according to entertainment news websites.

Ten days ago, it earned the venerable late-night show 9 Emmy awards - the most for any program - including Variety Sketch Series.

As we previously mentioned, this Saturday's premiere will be hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z.

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