Day: September 9, 2016

Meet Chris Redd, your new Saturday Night Live star in the making?

Chris Redd would have and could still be the breakout star of Popstar, if you’d only see the movie. You probably will be much more likely to once you start seeing Redd on Saturday Night Live. Multiple sources confirmed to The Comic’s Comic that Redd emerged from last┬ámonth’s auditions and screen tests and is likely┬áto join the SNL cast for season 42 this fall — he would join Mikey Day as the two new cast members (Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky all were cut over the summer). UPDATE: Other sources have since come forward to dispute my...

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Mikey Day promoted to Saturday Night Live cast for Season 42

Mikey Day passed his summer audition, receiving a promotion from writing staff to cast member for the upcoming 42nd season of Saturday Night Live after co-starring this summer on NBC’s new weekly variety series, Maya & Marty. Day, 36, has written for SNL since 2013, most frequently writing partners for departing cast member Taran Killam — coincidentally, Day and Killam co-wrote the screenplay for Brother Nature, which opens in movie theaters and VOD today. Day got his first break a decade ago via Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out (where he and Killam also performed together) but entered NBC’s consciousness...

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