The lineup shuffle continues for NBC late-night comedy staple “Saturday Night Live.” After moving comedian Michael Che into one of the “Weekend Update” co-anchor chairs, as we reported last week, the show has added a new featured player.
Variety reports: “Young comedian Pete Davidson will join ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a featured player, a spokeswoman for the program confirmed Monday, bringing into sharper focus the venerable late-night program’s lineup as it prepares to enter its landmark 40th season on the air.”
At 20 years of age, Davidson, a New Yorker, is one of the youngest players in the show’s history, the piece reports, noting that Eddie Murphy was 19 when he made his debut in 1980.
Davidson has been seen on the Fox series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, along with appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
The Variety piece notes: “The ‘SNL’ lineup for the 40th season will be: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Sasheer Zamata.”