SNL Adds 2 Cast Members From LA

Bittersweet news in the world of late-night comedy today. Fox has canceled Mad TV after 14 seasons. Producers say they have some irons in the fire with other networks.

At the same time, Saturday Night Live is growing, by replacing one member and adding another. With Amy Poehler leaving the show, the Comic’s Comic reports that Lorne Michaels has added two cast members with ties to Los Angeles.

Abby Elliott is the daughter of comedian Chris Elliott. She performed with The Midnight Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

Michaela Watkins, who has appeared as “Lucy” on The New Adventures of Old Christine, comes from the The Groundlings.

Congratulations to Abby and Michaela, who make their debuts this Saturday night with host Paul Rudd and musical guest Beyonce.

“All the single ladies, all the single ladies.”

4 Replies to “SNL Adds 2 Cast Members From LA”

  1. Where there no black female comics available?

    Seems a bit strange to me that SNL would hire two white comics when we’ve just elected a black family into the white house.

  2. That’s an interesting point. Looking over their roster makes me feel like they could do with a little more diversity. I hate when they’ve got one male black actor in the ensemble and they just put a wig on him whenever they need somebody to play a black woman.

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