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SNL Hires Three New Cast Members: Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner and Luke Null

Just four days before the show's 43rd season premiere, Saturday Night Live has added three new cast members to its Emmy-winning lineup. Chris Redd (who trained at Second City in Chicago), Heidi Gardner (who performed with The Groundlings in LA) and Luke Null (who improvised with the iO Theater) will all start the season as featured players, NBC announced on Tuesday. Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata all left the show at the end of the 42nd season. Probably the best known of the three, Redd recently had a half-hour stand-up special premiere on Comedy Central.