Goodbye: Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott.
Hello: Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong.
“Saturday Night LIve” announced Monday that it has replaced departing cast members Wiig, Samberg and Elliott with three newcomers from Chicago.
- Bryant trained with iO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre and was an ensemble member of the Second City E.T.C Stage.
- Robinson, also an alumnus of The Second City, performed on its Mainstage and in its national touring company. He has also performed at the iO Theater in Chicago and at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
- Strong also has performed as a member of the Second City national touring company and has studied at the iO Theater.
SNL’s new season kicks off Sept. 15 with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane as host and musical guest Frank Ocean.