Zach Kanin is a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon and a contributing cartoonist to The New Yorker (we actually wrote about him about a year ago). He also wrote The Short Book, about being short (he’s 5’3”). His hire keeps the number of Harvard dudes on staff even, as Crimson alum Simon Rich left the show after last season to go write a movie at Pixar. Gotta keep that Harvard quota filled!
Peter Schultz will be writing for Weekend Update, and he comes from the UCB Theatre and sketch groups Black Habanero and Bobby Chicago, the latter of which he’s on with current SNL writer Christine Nangle. I’m not sure how tall he is.