‘Saturday Night Live’ Promotes Ego Nwodim To Main Cast Member For Season 46

SAturday Night Live Ego Nwodim
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EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live featured player Ego Nwodim has been upped to a repertory player ahead of NBC late-night program’s 46th season, I have learned. A rep for SNL did not respond to a request for comment.

It has become customary for SNL to promote the featured players who have made it to their third year on the show. Nwodim was the only second-year featured player last season. She was joined by new SNL cast additions Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman.

Until joining SNL, Nwodim was a regular cast member at UCB, where she also performed her one-woman show Great Black Women…and Then There’s Me. Nwodim was named one of the New Faces at the 2016 Just for Laughs festival.

SNL, which switched to “At Home” editions after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production in March, has been gearing up for the new season, with discussions about safe ways for the show to return to the studio. Details about the venerable sketch show’s new season are expected to be announced soon.

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