Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad join cast
“Saturday Night Live” is upping its femme quotient by adding Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad as cast regulars.
With Amy Poehler off the show — after the first two Thursday “Weekend Update” editions — NBC’s venerable latenight sketch show is increasing its troupe size.
Slate recently starred in her own one-woman show, “Dead Millionaire,” at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Gotham and has appeared in the parody bit “7th Floor West” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Iranian-born Pedrad is a regular at the Groundlings in Los Angeles and appeared in several episodes of “ER.”
“SNL” will kick off its 35th season Sept. 26 with Megan Fox as host.