According to Rachel Sklar’s Twitter, Saturday Night Live just doubled its number of female cast members with the hires of comediennes Michaela Watkins and Abby Elliott (Chris Elliott’s daughter). Elliott was a featured player at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, and Watkins can currently be seen on CBS’ The New Adventures of Old Christine. This news will likely come as a relief to poor Kristen Wiig, who probably hasn’t slept at all since Amy Poehler left the show to have a baby two weeks ago. See Elliott and Watkins in action, after the jump!
Here’s Watkins’s audition tape, in which she does a not-bad Arianna Huffington:
And here’s Elliott as Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, and Joan Cusack: