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Here are the three new Saturday Night Live cast members

The departures of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliott have freed up a little room at Saturday Night Live, where the limited space afforded to cast members resembles the Alfred Hitchcock movie Lifeboat, right down to its ratio of minorities. So that's good news for the just-added Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong, all of who will join the show as featured players when the season premieres this weekend with Seth MacFarlane hosting. Bryant, Robinson, and Strong all hail from Chicago, where you can either get into improv comedy or sausage-making, appearing in shows at Second City, iO, and Annoyance Theatre. As far as we know, none of them do a killer Mitt Romney, so Jason Sudeikis will still have to work through at least November.


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