Saturday Night Live has announced its new featured players for the 2013 season of the late-night comedy show. With the recent exit of Christen Wig, Will Arnett, and Jason Sudeikis, these newbies are set to fill some pretty big shoes.
Kyle Mooney is one of the most exciting additions to the SNL team. The USC grad made a couple appearances in cable television’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ and Wilfred’ earlier this year and is quickly growing a reputation as so-cal’s version of Will Forte.
girl next 2 me @ togos had phone out. outgoing txt read "but do you still love me?"..wanted 2 say something, but went 2 soda machine instead
— Kyle Mooney (@kylemooney) June 22, 2013
John is a sketch comic from Brooklyn. He’s a member of the sketch group called Serious Lunch, which has been featured on The Tonight Show and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. His resume also extends to an appearance at the Just for Laughs comedy festival and four IMDB credits of things you’ve probably never heard of. He is also known for being involved with Lorne Michaels’ web video company Above Average. Check John out pretending to have chronic acne.
I almost just hit Christopher Walkin with my car. He was all like, "Hey! I'm Walkin here!"
— John Milhiser (@JohnMilhiser) July 1, 2013
Beck Bennet, also known as the funny guy from the AT&T commercials, is also going to be joining the SNL ranks this season. Beck excels at playing stern characters discussing complex issues with small children. He’s also involved in a comedy group called Good Neighbor, whose fans include Louis C.K. and Steven Spielberg. Beck is also known as the ‘straight’ straightbait actor from the last season of Arrested Developmen. Check him out above asking a little girl about gay marriage.
Drops of Jupitor is playing on the radio right now! Yeah!
— beck bennett (@becbenit) May 21, 2013
Noel Wells’ confusing online portfolio describes her as someone who has jumped around in film roles, spanning from acting to motion graphics. She studied film and animation at UT Austin, but really took off after her character and parody videos caught the attention of over 20,000 subscribers and over 11 million views on YouTube. She has also been in various College Humour sketches, according to her IMDB profile. Described as a cross between Zooey Deschanel and Dana Brody from Homeland, she seems like a great pick for the up-coming SNL season.
Check her out looking for love above.
i just ate a sandwich i found in my purse
— Noël Wells (@RealTomHankz) September 3, 2013
Mike O’Brien, known for his 7 Minutes In Heaven interviews, is a very exciting addition to the SNL crew. Mike has been a writer at SNL for a couple years now and has been described as possessing the “writerly mind of A. Whitney Brown nested inside the timeless elegance of Nora Dunn” by the Hollywood Reporter.
Check out 18 awesomely awkward moments from his in-the-closet interviews. They’re great.
We built this city on rock and roll and it's caused nothing but problems ever since.
— Mike O'Brien (@MikeOBrienXOXO) July 12, 2013