Published Sep 21, 2018Saturday Night Live is set to return with its 44th season at the end of the month, and the long-running NBC sketch show has finally unveiled the new additions to the cast and writing staff.
Ego Nwodim has joined the cast as a featured player. She's been a regular cast member at the Upstanding Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles with a one-woman show called Great Black Women… and Then There's Me. She's also made guest appearances on TV shows like 2 Broke Girls and Living Biblically.
As for the writing team, they've gained Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang. Linic and Gates both come from Chicago's Second City, Mandel from Chicago's iO Theater, and Yang co-hosts the podcast Las Culturistas and trained at UCB.
Making room for the new talent, one of last year's featured player hires, Luke Null, will not be returning to the show.
As previously reported, the new season of SNL premieres on September 29 with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West.