Saturday Night Live Adds Chicago Comedians Aidy Bryant And Tim Robinson

Kyle 2012/09/08 04:34:47

The Comics Comic
first reported the news Friday, also noting the two new cast members
will be primed and ready to perform during next weekend’s season
premiere. In the past both have performed on Chicago’s legendary Second
City Stage. Prior to her SNL casting, Bryant also been a member of the improvisational music group, Baby Wants Candy.

If you recognized Robinson’s name, it may be because he’s been more
prolific in the TV game in the past year. The man had a pilot called My Mans initially in the works. Although, it wasn't picked up, the man was later cast in the CBS midseason sitcom, Friend Me. We’ll keep you posted on whether or not the comedian will get to keep that role after signing on over at NBC.

Both Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg announced their retirement from SNL at the end of last season. Abby Elliott
soon followed, and Jason Sudeikis is currently waffling. Whatever
Sudeikis ends up deciding, there was going to be some room on Saturday Night Live this season, and its nice—although biased on my part—to hear a couple of Chicagoans have earned the distinction.

NBC’s SNL will air its 38th season on Saturday, September 15 at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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