On Aug. 23, 2013 Deadline broke the news that Saturday Night Live are considering adding five comedians to next season's featured players. John Milhiser, Noel Wells, Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett are rumored to be the lucky newcomers as well as current SNL writer Michael Patrick O'Brien. All four newbies are veterans of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre which was formed by Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and former SNL all star Amy Poehler.
Michael Patrick O'Brien has been behind the scenes at SNL for the past four seasons, writing hilarious sketches like “Sad Mouse” for Bruno Mars and “Puppet Class” for Seth MacFarlane. O'Brien has appeared in front of the SNL camera in small cameo roles and also hosts his own web series “7 Minutes in Heaven.”
The new additions are much needed as Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen will not be returning this fall. So far, there is no official word from SNL show runner Lorne Michaels or NBC, but we will update you as soon as we have confirmation.