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‘Saturday Night Live’ continues revamp with three new cast members

The cast for the 42nd season of “Saturday Night Live” rounded further into shape on Monday with the official announcement of three new cast members: Alex Moffat, Mikey Day and Melissa Villaseñor.

The news comes in the wake of some veteran departures from the “SNL” cast, including Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam. As was rumored last week, Mikey Day, who has written for “SNL” since 2013 as well as the NBC variety show “Maya and Marty” will now be joining the cast as featured performer.

For the record:

9:19 p.m. Oct. 5, 2022An earlier version of this post mistakenly identified a fourth new cast member, but only three have been officially announced.

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Moffat has roots in Chicago as part of the city’s Second City improv scene prior to moving to L.A. Also based in Los Angeles and born in Whittier, Villaseñor is a stand-up comic who was a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and creator of multiple short online videos of her impressions, which include Owen Wilson, Gwen Stefani and Zooey Deschanel.

The new season of “Saturday Night Live” premieres on Oct. 1. Hosts and musical guests for the series’ 42nd run have yet to be announced.

chris.barton@latimes.com

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UPDATES:

9:08 p.m. This article was updated to add more details about Melissa Villaseñor.


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