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Saturday Night Live Adds First Non-Binary Cast Member Molly Kearney

Saturday Night Live Adds First Non-Binary Cast Member Molly Kearney

Saturday Night Live Adds First Non-Binary Cast Member Molly Kearney

Four new performers were announced ahead of this upcoming SNL season.

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Saturday Night Live has announced the new cast members joining season 48 of the series. For the first time ever, a non-binary comedian is a part of the cast.

Molly Kearney (they/them) is a relatively new face in Hollywood, having guest starred on Amazon Prime Video’s recent TV adaptation of A League of Their Own and the Disney+ series The Mighty Ducks. They were also featured on Comedy Central’s “Up Next” showcase in 2019.

The latter has clearly proven to be true, as Kearney won a coveted spot as a featured player on SNL’s 48th season, something they celebrated on social media after the announcement was made on Thursday.

A League of Their Own stars Abbi Jacobsen and D’Arcy Carden were among those effusively congratulating Kearney in the comments, as were a number of fellow comedians like SNL’s very own Sarah Sherman.

Joining Kearney as new cast members on the iconic sketch show this year are Marcello Hernandez, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.

These additions come after Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney announced their SNL exits following the conclusion of season 47. These new additions were also revealed after the fact that Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and newcomer Artistotle Athari would not be returning, either.

While McKinnon in particular will certainly be missed by LGBTQ+ fans, it’s exciting to finally have a non-binary performer on the show. We still have a minute until we see what Kearney will bring to the show — the new season premieres on October 1 — but there’s nothing wrong with revisiting A League of Their Own in the meantime!

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.