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'Saturday Night Live' Reveals New Cast Members After Taran Killiam & Jay Pharaoh Departure

'Saturday Night Live' Reveals New Cast Members After Taran Killiam & Jay Pharaoh Departure

Saturday Night Live just revealed their three new cast members after the unexpected departure of veteran performers Taran Killam and Jay Pharaoh.

The late night sketch show announced that Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa VillaseƱor would all be joining the cast as featured players.

Both Melissa, who is the show’s first ever Latina cast member, and Alex are brand new to the show, while Mikey has been a writer on SNL since 2013.

Alex previously served as a writer on the Lorne Michaels-produced variety show Maya & Marty and Melissa was a Top 16 finalist on the sixth season of America’s Got Talent.

Saturday Night Live‘s 42nd season kicks off on October 1st on NBC.

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