Davidson is a fast-rising stand-up comedian who was first discovered by Nick Cannon and was featured on the revived Wild 'N Out and MTV's Guy Code. He last appeared on an episode of FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and performed a stand-up set on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April.
At 20-years-old, Davidson is officially one of the youngest SNL cast members to join the roster. Anthony Michael Hall was 17, Eddie Murphy was 19 and Robert Downey Jr. was 20 when they first joined the show, respectively.
Davidson's hire comes in the heels of last week's announcement that former SNL writer Michael Che would return the show as the "Weekend Update" co-anchor alongside Colin Jost. Jost's former co-anchor Cecily Strong is returning as a full-time performer.