Jake Coyle (AP)
NEW YORK – ‘Saturday Night Live’ will begin its fall season with two new cast members.
A person close to the show confirmed that Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad (NAH’-seem PEH’-drad) have joined the show. The person requested anonymity because NBC has not made an official announcement.
Both comedians have connections to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the New York – and Los Angeles – based comedy theater that also birthed the careers of numerous SNL cast members.
Slate previously partnered with Gabe Liedman for the comedy show “Gabe & Jenny.” Pedrad, born in Tehran, Iran, previously had a one-woman show, “Me, Myself & Iran.”
SNL premieres Sept. 26.