UPDATE: According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Seth Abramovitch, The Comic’s Comic’s earlier report regarding Redd’s hiring (see below) is false:
A month after news broke that Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah, and Jon Rudnitsky were let go at SNL, the show has reportedly added two new cast members for season 42. According to The Comic’s Comic, Mikey Day and Chris Redd have joined the SNL cast this season. NBC has not yet officially confirmed the news.
In Day’s case, SNL is promoting from within – he’s been on the show’s writing staff since 2013 and frequently collaborated with Taran Killam. Most recently, Day co-wrote Killam’s new movie Brother Nature and appeared as a regular performer on NBC’s variety show Maya & Marty over the summer. As for Redd, the iO and Second City alum most recently costarred in The Lonely Island’s movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and a web series for Above Average’s The Kicker called Branding U.
Here’s the updated season 42 cast list:
Vanessa Bayer Beck Bennett Aidy Bryant Colin Jost Kate McKinnon Kyle Mooney Bobby Moynihan Cecily Strong Kenan Thompson Sasheer Zamata Michael Che Pete Davidson Leslie Jones Mikey Day
Check out some clips of Day on Maya & Marty below: