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'SNL' hires performer from L.A., three writers from Chicago

Sep 21, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

A comic actor from California will be the lone addition to the on-air team at "Saturday Night Live" when the NBC show begins its 44th season next week.

Ego Nwodim, a performer at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, has signed on as a featured player, NBC announced Friday. Among her works in L.A. was a one-woman show: "Great Black Women ... and Then There's Me."


Adam Driver will host the season premiere on Sept. 29, with musical guest Kanye West.

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