Saturday Night Live will begin with a bang on September 28th with Tina Fey as host and Arcade Fire as musical guests. But the late night favorite just got more interesting with a whopping 6 new cast member to replace Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen. The 6 Newbies survived the famously torturous SNL auditions and came out on top for SNL’s biggest revamp yet, according to UPI.
Lorne Micheals, the creator of the incredibly long-running show said, “It’s one thing to be on a stage in Chicago or L.A.; it’s another thing to be standing in [‘SNL’ studio] 8H,” he said. “It’s like standing in Yankee Stadium. They can all play baseball, but this is something different. And the weight of all that was just more palpable to me this summer, more than ever before.”
Please join us in welcoming our newest cast members: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noel Wells & Brooks Wheelan!!
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 16, 2013
So, just who are these newbies we can expect belly laughs from in the upcoming season?
Beck Bennett is a face you might recognize from AT&T’s “It’s Not Complicated” commercials, in which he poses questions to a table of children.
Mike O’Brien has been an “SNL” writer since 2009, but Internet comedy fans will know him as the host of his star-studded web series, “7 Minutes in Heaven.”
Noel Wells is the only female addition to the cast. You might know her as the popular YouTube impressionist behind the web series “Hey! The Zooey Deschanel Show” and “Manic Pixie Nightmare Girl.”
Also on board are Upright Citizens Brigade performer John Milhiser, stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan and Good Neighbor troupe member Kyle Mooney.
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