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'Saturday Night Live' Adds Three New Cast Members for Season 42 -- Meet the Fresh Faces!

by Alex Ungerman 11:10 AM PDT, September 12, 2016
Playing 'Saturday Night Live' Adds Three New Cast Members for Season 42 -- Meet the Fresh Faces!

Saturday Night Live is shaking things up for the new season.

The long-running comedy variety series is adding three new cast members for season 42 -- Mikey Day, Melissa VillaseƱor, and Alex Moffat, NBC announced Monday.

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Day was already an SNL writer, while Moffat comes from iO Chicago and the Annoyance Theater, and VillaseƱor is a Los Angeles-based comedian whose YouTube channel boasts an SNL-ready trove of impressions, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani.

The fresh faces come after SNL announced the departures of veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, as well as newcomer Jon Rudnitsky for the upcoming season.

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Watch the video below for more on the shakeup.

The new season of Saturday Night Live premieres on Oct. 1 at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.

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