'Saturday Night Live' Staffs Up, Fills Vacancies Left by Departing Cast Members Comic's ComicAfter the departure of cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott, "Saturday Night Live" has hired two sketch comedians: Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson, reports the Comic's Comic.
The two will join the cast when the show returns Sept. 15, with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean, the story says.
Bryant has appeared with Second City, and is also a member of iO team Virgin Daiquiri, the piece notes. The Chicago Tribune described her as an "up-and-comer."
Robinson has worked with the national Second City Touring Comapny, as well as Second City Mainstage, the piece notes. He has been cast in the CBS midseason sitcom "Friend Me," which will start production at the end of this month, the story says. His character lives in the Midwest and interacts with his friends through social media, so he could tape his scenes in New York, according to the piece.
Here are a couple of videos featuring the two new “SNL” cast members -- “Sharing with Aidy Bryant” and a trailer for “My Mans,” which wasn’t picked up.