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SNL Adds Just One New Cast Member for Season 41

With its 41st season right around the corner, Saturday Night Live has announced that it has added 25-year-old stand-up comedian Jon Rudnitsky as a featured player to the cast.

SNL broke the news on Twitter:

And Rudnitsky was quick to respond:

Rudnitsky is known for his parodies of shows like True Detective and House of Cards on YouTube. But, of course, SNL already has two Matthew McConaugheys, so hopefully he has some other impressions up his sleeve.

Watch video below:

UPDATE — 3:43 p.m. ET: Splitsider has confirmed that all 15 castmembers from the previous season of SNL are returning this fall, and that Rudnitsky will be the only new hire, bringing the total to 16 people.

That is good news for last year’s cast, some of whom, like Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney, were believed to be on the bubble of being fired. According to SNL’s website, Bennett, Mooney, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata will all remain in the “featured player” category.

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