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Saturday Night Live, 9/13/2016

'SNL' is adding 3 new cast members for Season 43


NBC announced Tuesday that "Saturday Night Live" will be adding three new cast members for its 43rd season.

The iconic sketch comedy series dominated the 2017 Emmy Awards so the new cast members will certainly have some big shoes to fill.

The newcomers are Heidi Gardner of Kansas City, Missouri, Luke Null of Cincinnati and Chris Redd of St. Louis.

The three newcomers will be taking the spots of players Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.

If you aren't familiar with these new faces, here's a quick introductory session:

Gardner is a member of Los Angeles' most popular sketch comedy troupe, the Groundlings. She is also the voice of Cooch in Crackle's "SuperMansion" and is in the 2018 Melissa McCarthy movie "Life of the Party."

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Luke Null had been performing at iO Chicago, which is an improvisation theater and training center, prior to landing this gig with SNL.

He's pretty excited about this step based on his Twitter account.

"Oh neat. I am on SNL now. lol," he tweeted Tuesday.

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Redd is a comedian and rapper who's performed at Chicago's Second City. He was also featured in the 2016 film "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" and the Netflix comedy series "Disjointed."

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The new season of "Saturday Night Live" premieres Sept. 30 on NBC.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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