Once we learned Will Forte was leaving his perch at Saturday Night Live, we were a little miffed. It seemed like he was the last remaining cast member from the Will Ferrell and Tina Fey eras, and now that he’s moving on to do something else, it’s like we’ll REALLY have no reason to watch the show. In many ways, he was it!
Today we learned the three cast members who’ll replace Forte, and possibly two other oldies who haven’t announced their departures yet: first is Taran Killam, who’s been on Mad TV, How I Met Your Mother, and Cobie Smulders (with whom he has a kid. Get it?). Also joining the cast are Chicago comedians Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer. A simple Google search of Paul Brittain brings up his SNL future, but also a website for a broker and trader who I assume isn’t the Paul Brittain who’ll be joining the show..but if it is, SNL got an awesome guy to kick the political satire up a notch. A search for Vanessa Bayer brings up a profile at the iO Chicago Theater, which I only know about because it was featured on a season of MTV’s Real World. It appears she also worked with Second City, which is cool enough for school.
You know, even though they’re new and everything, we should still be nice to them. They could turn out to be really awesome and know how to pick locks so we can go into the school’s storage closet and get some tools that’ll be helpful in completing our senior prank. Or they could grow up and be the next Tina Feys, which would mean we’d never have to spend another New Year’s Eve in a Mac store.