'Saturday Night Live' Announces New Players, Including First Latina Cast Member

'SNL' adds writer Mikey Day, improv performer Alex Moffat and 'America's Got Talent' finalist Melissa Villasenor to the cast for season 42.

AceShowbiz - "Saturday Night Live" has officially announced three new players for season 42. Among the new additions is the show's writer Mikey Day, whose promotion was reported last week. The other two new cast members are Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor.

Day has been writing for "SNL" since 2013 and recently appeared on NBC's variety show "Maya & Marty" hosted by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. He got his start with the L.A.-based improv group The Groundlings and was a cast member of MTV's "Wild 'n Out".

Moffat hails from Chicago, where he has been a featured performer at The Second City, Zanies, The Comedy Bar and The Annoyance. He also taught teen improv at The Second City and made his feature film debut in "Uncle John".

As for Villasenor, the impressionist and stand-up comedian was a top 16 finalist on "America's Got Talent" season 6. She has lent her voice to Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" and worked on "Family Guy" and Comedy Central's "Trip Tank". The Mexican actress is the first-ever Latina cast member on the NBC sketch series.

Day, Moffat and Villasenor are cast to fill the void left by Taran Killam, Jay Pharaoh and Jon Rudnitsky, who departed the show last month.

The new season of "SNL" kicks off October 1 at 11:30 P.M. ET on NBC.

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