Chicago comics Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson could be new ‘Saturday Night Live’ castmembers

By Daniel S Levine,

This upcoming season of Saturday Night Live is going to look very different from last season, with concluded with three high profile departures. To fill those slots, NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show is reportedly considering Aidy Bryant and Tom Robinson, both Second City alums.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Friday that the two comics are nearing deals with NBC to join the show’s 38th season. However, NBC has yet to announce the news.

Both Bryant and Robinson performed as members of the famed improv group Second City and have performed frequently in Chicago, noted Zap2It.

Bryant is a Phoenix native with a theater degree from Columbia College. She also worked with current SNL castmember Vanessa Bayer in Chicago.

As for Robinson, he hails from Detroit and was recently cast in CBS’ midseason show Friend Me. He has also starred in short films.

The two comics will have to make up for the loss of Abby Elliott, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who all left after this past season. (Elliott will be back on TV though, since she secured a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.) Jason Sudeikis’s fate with the show is also unclear.

SNL’s 38th season kicks off on Sept. 15 with Seth MacFarlane as host. Frank Ocean will be the musical guest.

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