SNL Adds Heidi Gardner, Luke Null & Chris Redd As New Cast Members

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Saturday Night Live is making some changes in front of and behind the cameras for Season 43.

Fans who tune in this weekend may recognize Chris Redd who played Hunter the Hungry opposite SNL alum Andy Samberg's character in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, a 2016 rockumentary.

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. The Second City vet has had prominent roles in Love, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, and Disjointed; his Comedy Central half-hour special premiered earlier this month as well. It's likely that you haven't heard of these names before, but we'll fill you in on each of the new Saturday Night Live cast members below.


Gardner, who hails from Kansas City, was a performer with the Groundlings improv and sketch comedy group in Los Angeles. According to IMDb, Gardner is set to be seen alongside Melissa McCarthy in the 2018 feature, Life of the Party. While his track record doesn't boast as many credits as Redd and Gardner, Null has one thing over both of them-he wrote the compelling ballad "Clay Aiken Should've Won Season Two", which he's performed at the country's most prolific comedy center, the iO Theater. Besides the new cast members, "SNL" is undergoing a major shakeup behind the scenes with new writers, Sam Jay, Gary Richardson, Erik Marino, Andrew Dismukes, Steven Castillo, Claire Friedman and Nimesh Patel.

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.

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