Saturday Night Live Gets 3 New Cast Members For Season 43

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Redd will be a featured player on this Saturday's season premiere, along with iO Chicago veteran Luke Null and "Supermansion" cast member Heidi Gardner, NBC announced Tuesday. Among the returning stars is Kenan Thompson who is setting a record for the longest-serving SNL cast member with his fifteenth season on the show, eclipsing Darrell Hammond's 14-season run.

The other two new cast members are Chris Redd and Luke Null. Heidi Gardner, Luke Null andChris Redd will join the venerable show as featured players starting with the season premiere, which is just in four days, on September 30, with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z.

The comedian has ties to Chicago's Second City and is featured on Comedy Central Stand-up. He can also be seen in the Netflix series, Disjointed. She also will appear in the upcoming film Life of the Party, written by and starring Melissa McCarthy.

Finally, Deadline reports Saturday Night Live is also beefing up the writers room with seven new hires this season. Null is probably the least known out of the new trio, but like countless talents who have rolled through SNL, Null cut his teeth doing improv and writing and performing in sketches at the iO Theater in Chicago.

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Sam Jay, Gary Richardson, Erik Marino, Andrew Dismukes, Steven Castillo, Claire Friedman and Nimesh Patel will be joining the staff headed up by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider.

Ten days ago, it earned the venerable late-night show 9 Emmy awards - the most for any program - including Variety Sketch Series.

Baldwin will be back again this season despite his claims that he was prepared to hang up the orange wig, appearing as President Donald trump in the season opener hosted by Ryan Goslign with musical guest Jay Z.