‘SNL’ Adds Two to Cast for Fall Season

by | September 3, 2009 at 2:28 PM | TV News

Jenny Slate/Nasim Pedrad (Upright Citizens Brigade)

Jenny Slate/Nasim Pedrad (Upright Citizens Brigade)

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.

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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.