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SNL Looks to Add Writer Mike O’Brien and 4 Others to Cast

Mike O'Brien attends the 16th Annual Webby Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 21, 2012 in New York City.

Deadline reports that SNL is looking at five new funny people to join the cast. The first name isn't totally new: Mike O'Brien, who has been a writer for the show for four years and hosted the very popular web series "Seven Minutes in Heaven." The other four lesser-known names — Noël Wells, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, and Beck Bennett — are all sketch performers at the UCB Theatre. Wells is a gifted impressionist, with over 10 million views on her YouTube channel. Mooney and Bennett (whom you might recognize from those AT&T ads with the little kids) are members of the sketch group Good Neighbor (YouTube channel with over 30 million views), which actually has a deal with Comedy Central that SNL will have to negotiate around. Milhiser, who runs the amazing Baguette-Me-Nots tumblr, is coming off a performance in the "New Faces: Characters" showcase at last month's Just for Laughs festival. As tends to be the case with SNL, nothing is a done-done deal until you hear Don Pardo announce their name on the show, but until then, watch a video of each and imagine how they'll fit in.

Mike O'Brien

Noël Wells

John Milhiser

Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett 

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