Asian American comic Bowen Yang among 3 new ‘SNL’ cast members

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Bowen Yang who, along with Chloe Fineman and Shane Gillis, will join the cast of "Saturday Night Live, ' premiering its 45th season on September 28".

Bowen Yang won't be alone during his first season as a featured player on Saturday Night Live, either.

Gillis, a Mechanicsburg-native who regularly performed at the Harrisburg Comedy Zone, was one of three cast members announced by the longtime comedy show on Thursday.

Fineman and Gillis were both named New Faces at the Just Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2018 and 2019, respectively. However, it seems like she may be the only cast member leaving at this time.

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He also co-hosts the comedy podcast Las Culturistas. "SNL Season 45 launches Saturday, Sept. 28 (NBC, 11:30/10:30c) with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish". She has appeared on episodes of Search Party, Jane the Virgin, Grown-ish and Mozart in the Jungle.

In a clip (embedded below) from "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast", dated September 2018 and brought to light on Twitter by freelance writer Seth Simons, Gillis refers to "the f-king ch-nks" while riffing with cohost Matt McCusker on Chinatown's architecture and restaurants.

Previously announced hosts for the season also include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, David Harbour, Kristen Stewart, and Eddie Murphy.

Officials from Saturday Night Live did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the hiring of Gillis.

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