‘Saturday Night Live’ adds new cast members including Chicago comedian Sarah Sherman, aka Sarah Squirm. Beck Bennett departs

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Chicago Tribune

“Saturday Night Live” has announced three new cast members are joining the show for its 47th season, including former Chicago comedian Sarah Sherman. Not returning is Beck Bennett (who joined the show in 2013) and Lauren Holt, who was a featured player last year. In addition to Sherman, the two other additions are Aristotle Athari and James Austin Johnson, the latter of whom is known for his Donald Trump impersonation. Unlike in years past, when cast members were frequently drawn from the world of sketch and improv and therefore had little to no on-camera experience, all three have modest TV c…

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