SNL Season 41 Adds Jon Rudnitsky as First New Cast Member
SNL burst back into the spotlight last week with the announcement of its first three hosts, and as the 40th anniversary fades in the rear view, NBC’s beloved sketch comedy series looks to the future with new cast. First up joining the not-ready-for-primetime players in Season 41, is New Jersey comedian Jon Rudnitsky.
According to Variety, 25-year old Jon Rudnitsky will join the SNL cast as a featured player, having broken out this past summer in Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival as part of its New Faces showcase. The comedian also won the Laugh Factory’s Laugh Bowl college competition in 2012, while the report also notes Rudnitsky’s shepherding a 2013 House of Cards parody that turned industry heads.
In the meantime, SNL will return on October 3 with Miley Cyrus taking the stage, followed by Amy Schumer on October 10. October 17 will see Tracy Morgan returning to the stage after the June 2014 highway accident that led to serious injuries for the 30 Rock star, as well as the death of fellow comedian and Morgan’s friend James McNair. No musical guests have been confirmed as of yet.
SNL may yet see additional turnover before October, but what should we make of the first new addition?
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