The newcomers hail from the Second City improvisational theaters in Chicago, where many SNL stars first go their start, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chris Farley and others.
Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong have signed on to join the show as featured performers this fall. Strong has been an understudy for Second City's main stage and E.T.C. stage, Bryant was in the ensemble for the E.T.C. stage, and Robinson performed with the touring company and on the main stage.