“Saturday Night Live” officially announced three new cast members for the upcoming season: Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor.
They’ll debut when the NBC sketch show returns on October 1.
The three new hires join “SNL” after the show let go of six-year veterans Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah in August.
So who are these newcomers? Here’s a quick look at their careers before joining “SNL”:
You may recognize Day already – he has been a writer with “SNL” since 2013. He recently filled the head writer position on the NBC variety show “Maya & Marty,” even appearing in several sketches.
He plays a fireman in this sketch:
He was also a recurring cast member on Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” on MTV.
His writing credits include Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” and he has appeared on “Mad TV.” He got his start as part of the improv group The Groundlings.
- Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Greenwich Film Festival 2015
Moffat is much greener than Mikey Day. He has performed in many of Chicago’s biggest performance and improv theaters, including being a member of the improv group The Second City.
According to his bio for the feature film “Uncle John,” the Chicago native had a web-based series called “El Show with Alex Moffat.” He also appeared in a comedy pilot for NBC.
He attended Denison University.
Watch Moffat interview guest Tom Green on ‘El Show’:
Viewers might remember Villaseñor from “America’s Got Talent.” She finished in the top 16 in season six.
Villaseñor’s credits include Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time,” Fox’s “Family Guy,” and Comedy Central’s “Trip Tank.”
She also starred in two one-woman shows that were directed by Ron Lynch and performed at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood.