Saturday Night Live adds three cast members


"Saturday Night Live" has added three new faces to the cast of its 45th season: Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis.

Although longtime SNL favorite Leslie Jones will be missing from our screens when season 45 of the the late-night variety show kicks off on September 28, viewers will have three new hilarious cast members to look forward to getting to know. Fineman has been a regular performer with the Groundlings improv company, and both she and Gillis were featured as New Faces at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal.

In the 2018 video, recorded as part of "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast", Gillis and co-host Matt McCusker rant about Chinatown, its residents and its cuisine, using racial slurs and stereotypes throughout the segment. One of them is 29-year-old Yang, who makes history as the show's first full-time cast member of full East Asian descent.

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Saturday Night Live will be returning to NBC later this month when Woody Harrelson hosts with musical guest Billie Eilish on September 28.

Yang joined "SNL" last season as a staff writer, and is the host of a podcast called "Las Culturistas". Chloe has some skills in the impressions area and has acting credits that include "Search Party" and "Jane the Virgin". Other hosts announced so far include "Stranger Things" star David Harbour and "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart.

Looking forward to seeing how these 3 rookies are used when Saturday Night Live returns in two weeks.