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SNL adds featured player Ego Nwodim to roster for upcoming Season 44

Saturday Night Live has announced that comedian Ego Nwodim is the latest cast member joining the sketch comedy show’s roster.

Nwodim will begin her stint as a featured player on the long-running NBC series beginning in Season 44, which premieres on September 29.

‘WOW. Would you look at God!! Thank you for all the kind messages of support. I love you. I’m already in NY, but I’ll be back in LA soon enough to give all y’all hugs,’ she wrote on Instagram Saturday in a caption accompanying a repost of her official welcome.

Prior to joining the SNL cast, Nwodim has been a regular cast member at Los Angeles’ UCB Theatre, where she performed a one-woman show she wrote called Great Black Women…and Then There’s Me. 

Comedian Ego Nwodim is the latest cast member joining the Saturday Night Live roster

Nwodim will be a featured player in the upcoming SNL season

She has been a regular cast member at Los Angeles' UCB Theatre

Nwodim will be a featured player in the upcoming SNL season. She has been a regular cast member at Los Angeles’ UCB Theatre and appeared on TV in Law & Order True Crime

Her previous TV credits include multi-episode appearances on Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, K.C. Undercover and Adam Ruins Everything. She has also guest starred in episodes of 2 Broke Girls and Living Biblically. 

Nwodim is a Baltimore, Maryland, native who went down the comedy route after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in biology, according to an official bio.  

She is filling the featured player spot left open after Luke Null left following his Season 43 stint.

SNL also announced that four writers have been added for Season 44, as well.

Nwodim will join the SNL cast beginning in Season 44, which premieres September 29. (Pictured L to R: Leslie Jones, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Scarlett Johansson, and Beck Bennett in 2017)

Nwodim will join the SNL cast beginning in Season 44, which premieres September 29. (Pictured L to R: Leslie Jones, Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Scarlett Johansson, and Beck Bennett in 2017)

SNL also announced the addition of four new writers including Alan Linic

SNL also announced the addition of four new writers:including Alison Gates

SNL also announced the addition of four new writers:including Alan Linic and Alison Gates

Eli Mandel (left) was also announced as a new writer for the upcoming 44th season of the show

Bowen Yang will be a writer in Season 44, too

Eli Mandel (left) and Bowen Yang were also announced as new writers for Season 44

They are Alan Linic, an actor and writer at Chicago’s Second City; Alison Gates, a member of the all-female improv group Virgin Daiquiri; Eli Mandel, of Chicago’s iO, and Bowen Yang, co-host of the Las Culturistas podcast.

It had previously been reported that featured players Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat have been promoted to full cast members for the upcoming season, after having been featured since Season 42.  

SNL returns on September 29 at 11.30pm on NBC with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West.



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