Long-running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live has added three new cast members to its new season, NBC announced earlier this week.
Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — each a veteran of the comedy scene in Chicago — will join the show for its 38th season.
All three performers have ties to the famed Second City improv troupe. Robinson and Strong were members of the group’s national touring company and Bryant was an ensemble member of the Second City E.T.C Stage. She also performed in improvised musicals with the group Baby Wants Candy. All three also performed with the iO improv team.
And they’ve got some tough shoes to fill — SNL lost key cast members Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott.
The new SNL season debuts this Saturday (Sept 16) with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean.