NBC "Close" to Signing Deal with Two New Comics for SNL -- Including Phoenix's Aidy Bryant
Three stars of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" will bow out of the show before the upcoming 38th season, including Andy Samberg, Kirsten Wiig, and Abby Elliot, which means there are a few funny slots to fill before the show kicks back off in mid September.
And if all goes as planned, comics Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson will fit the bill.
Bryant grew up in Phoenix (her mom Georganne Bryant, owns Frances and Smeeks on Central Avenue and Camelback Road), has a theater degree from Columbia College, is a Second City alum, and performs with her comedy troupe at Annoyance Theatre comedy club and iO Chicago Theater.
Robinson is also a Second City alum, is from Detroit, and is scheduled to appear on CBS' Friend Me.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, both comics are in final contract negotiations to appear on SNL, which premieres September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean.
Stay tuned for more info about Bryant and check out a few of her performances below:
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