Lorne Michaels has reportedly fixed his talent-seeking gaze on Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad, signing the comedians up as his show's newest cast members when Saturday Night Live kicks off its 35th season Sept. 26.
As it is, both funny ladies bring with them the usual improv comic pedigree expected of SNL's talent stable: Slate is an alum of the Upright Citizens' Brigade, appeared in a recent Verizon TV ad and featured as SNL alum Jimmy Fallon's assistant in his "reality"-show-within-a-talk-show, 7th Floor West.
As for Pedrad, she too hails from SNL's de facto feeder school UCB, appeared in several episodes of ER (the Peacock clearly likes to keep it in the family) and has most recently been a regular at The Groundlings.
OK, they've got the credentials. But can they rap about shooting a moose?
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