A Deadline Hollywood source has indicated that Upright Citizens Brigade vet Kate McKinnon will join the “Saturday Night Live” cast beginning with the April 7 Sofia Vergara episode.
The show has been looking to shore up its female cast.
Kristin Wiig, busy writing and starring in motion pictures subsequent to her comedy smash “Bridesmaids,” is widely expected to leave SNL at the end of this season -- and Abby Elliott was nearly cast in the Fox pilot “Ned Fox Is My Manny.” (There are only so many roles Vanessa Bayer and Nasim Pedrad can play in each sketch).
As a college senior McKinnon was cast in Logo's "Big Gay Skietch Show," where she starred for all three seasons.
McKinnon at work:
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