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Comedian Jon Rudnitsky joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast

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Actors Chris Rock, left, and Chris Farley speak at a news conference in New York during an announcement that they will be joining the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” Sept. 18, 1990.

(Richard Drew / Associated Press)

Jon Rudnitsky will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” NBC announced Monday. 

The 25-year-old comedian has been hired as a featured player for the upcoming 41st season of the sketch-comedy series. 

A graduate of USC, Rudnitsky is a New Jersey native whose YouTube channel features parodies of “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” He has toured widely as a stand-up and also appeared in an episode of “Criminal Minds." 

The season premiere of “SNL,” hosted by Miley Cyrus, is scheduled for Oct. 3.

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