Neil Casey, one of the best, if not the best, improvisor in New York right now, just got hired to be a writer at SNL. He’ll be joining fellow UCB NY’er Josh Patten there, although he’ll be writing sketches while Josh is writing for Weekend Update.
You may recognize Neil from a number of web videos, including current Above Average series “Belle and Bernice: Livin’ in the City”:
He’s the one in the wig.
Very exciting news! With the season due to start imminently, we should be hearing about some new casting hires any day now as well.
Just because, here’s another great video featuring Neil (he’s the one with the real beard):