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Entertainment'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast

20:45  12 september  2019
20:45  12 september  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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"Saturday Night Live" has added three new faces to the cast of its 45th season: Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis.

'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast© TheWrap Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang, Shane Gillis

Bowen is the first "SNL" cast member who is of full Asian descent.

The new season will premiere Sept. 28 with Woody Harrelson hosting and chart-topping pop star Billie Eilish set as the musical guest.

Yang joined "SNL" last season as a staff writer, and is the host of a podcast called "Las Culturistas." He has appeared in HBO's "High Maintenance" and in this year's romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic?"

Bowen Yang: 5 Things To Know About ‘SNL’s First Asian Cast Member

Bowen Yang: 5 Things To Know About ‘SNL’s First Asian Cast Member Actor and writer Bowen Yang is 'Saturday Night Live's first Asian cast member, as it was announced on Sept. 12 that he would be one of three new members in the upcoming 45th season. © The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR/Youtube Bowen-Yang-five-things-ftr A huge congratulations is in order for Bowen Yang, 29! On Sept. 12, it was announced that Yang would join the 45th season of Saturday Night Live, making him the first east Asian cast member in the show‘s history. But the actor and writer isn’t the only new addition to the cast. Joining him in the upcoming season are actor and comedian Chloe Fineman and comedian Shane Gillis.

Gillis was recognized this year as a New Face at the Just for Laughs Festival. He has a podcast called "Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast."

Eddie Murphy is set to host the show this December, marking the comedian's first time hosting since 1984. "Fleabag" star Phoebe Waller-Bridge will host after Harrelson, with Taylor Swift as the musical guest. Other hosts announced so far include "Stranger Things" star David Harbour and "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart.

"SNL" is produced in association with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the creator and executive producer.

Andrew Yang responds to new SNL member Shane Gillis' racial slur video

Andrew Yang responds to new SNL member Shane Gillis' racial slur video Andrew Yang is responding to Shane Gillis, one of the new members of "Saturday Night Live," after a 2018 video resurfaced of him using a racial slur.

"Saturday Night Live" Season 45 premieres Sept. 28 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

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'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
'SNL' Adds Chloe Fineman, Bowen Yang and Shane Gillis to Season 45 Cast
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‘SNL’ Promotes Heidi Gardner & Chris Redd To Full Cast Members .
EXCLUSIVE: When the opening credits in the upcoming Season 45 premiere of Saturday Night Live roll this Saturday, they will reveal that featured players Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd have been upped to repertory players, I have learned. A rep for SNL did not respond to a request for comment. It has become customary forIt has become customary for SNL to promote the featured players who have made it to their third year on the show. Gardner and Redd were two of three new SNL feature players added in September 2017, along with Luke Null who was not picked up for a second season.

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