This has been a rough offseason for SNL, which lost Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Abby Elliott, and maybe, kind of, sort of Jason Sudeikis (I, personally, would never work again, if I had Olivia Wilde waiting for me at home). To make up for the lost talent, Lorne Michaels has hired two Chicago-based comedians.
According to Splitsider:
SNL has brought in Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson to join the cast. They’re starting in time for the season’s premiere on September 15. Both are vets of the Chicago comedy scene: Second City, iO, Annoyance Theater, etc. Aidy was actually once part of a sketch group with Vanessa Bayer at the Annoyance, which is fun. (Via)
Lest you worry about SNL‘s ongoing reluctance to hire a black female, rumor has it Kenan is working on a killer farting Gabby Douglas sketch.