‘Saturday Night Live’ Announces First-Ever Asian Cast Member

Global‘s “Saturday Night Live” is getting a dose of new talent.

Three new comedians have joined the cast of “SNL” as reported by multiple outlets. One of those comedians is Bowen Yang, who is now officially the first-ever “SNL” Asian cast member.

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Yang joined the long-running sketch series as a staff writer last year and made his unofficial “SNL” debut in March as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. He played the role opposite Canada’s own Sandra Oh.

Groundlings performer Chloe Fineman is another welcome addition to the “SNL” family. She was a New Face at the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has become well known for her impressions of Marianne Williamson and JoJo Siwa, among others.

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The 2019 Just for Laughs festival introduced another New Face in Shane Gillis. One of his previous standup performances leaned on his weight and upbringing in a “white trash town.”

The 45th season of “Saturday Night Live” will premiere on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on Global.

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