‘Saturday Night Live’ Staffs Up, Fills Vacancies Left by Departing Cast Members

Sep 10, 2012  •  Post A Comment

After 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.

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  1. Saw the Second City show Bryant was in this summer. It was the “JV” show, (not on the main stage, but still plenty good). The show was outstanding the night I saw her in June. Bryant was good, but there were a couple of guys who were also very funny.
    Can see why she was chosen. She’s going to make a mark on the show. Lots of character possibilities. She’s got the stuff of all the memorable players who were unforgettable.

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