A new season of “Saturday Night Live” is upon us once again but not without additional “SNL” cast members to discuss. These new “SNL” cast members, six to be exact, were officially announced yesterday reported “Entertainment Weekly” on Sept. 16, 2013.
The new “SNL” cast member names were tweeted from “Saturday Night Live” and were also confirmed in a giant New York Times story. The new “SNL” cast recruits are as follows: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noel Wells and Brooks Wheelan. It was also revealed that current “SNL” feature player Cecily Strong will co-anchor Weekend Update this season.
One such new “SNL” cast member is very recognizable though his name might not be. New “SNL” cast member Beck Bennett can be seen in recent AT&T commercials as the ‘funny because he’s so serious’ “It’ Not Complicated” guy who’s featured interviewing children.
Some other standouts from this new bunch are Noel Wells, the only new female “SNL” cast member who will join the existing women-laden cast. Also we see another “SNL” writer being promoted to feature player with Mike O’Brien, who will probably make a smooth transition seeing how he’s been a writer for the show since 2009.
You can check out the new “SNL” cast when “Saturday Night Live” embarks on its 39th season on Sept. 28, with Tina Fey hosting and Arcade Fire as the musical guest.