Lakota East Alum Luke Null Joins 'Saturday Night Live'

Brian Steinberg

Heidi Gardner, Luke Null andChris Redd will join the venerable show as featured players starting with the season premiere, which is just in four days, on September 30, with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z.

Three new cast members are being added to the "Saturday Night Live" roster for the new season, and one of them hails from the Tri-State.

Redd appeared in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and the Netflix series Disjointed, which is still waiting on word of a second season.

The three new featured players join a show that won nine Emmys at the recent awards ceremony. Still around is Kenan Thompson, who has surpassed Darrell Hammond as the longest-running cast member with fifteen seasons.

Gardner comes to the show from the Groundlings improv troupe.

She moved out to Los Angeles over a decade ago, but prior to that, Heidi Gardner grew up in Kansas City, graduating from the local all-girls high school Notre Dame de Sion's class of 2001. She also will appear in the upcoming film Life of the Party, written by and starring Melissa McCarthy.

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A Cincinnati native, Null is a longtime vet of the Chicago comedy scene, formerly performing in the Newport Hounds comedy group.

Null, who is from OH, according to Vulture, does not have a major TV or film credit, but he has been writing and performing at Chicago's iO Theater.

Finally, Deadline reports Saturday Night Live is also beefing up the writers room with seven new hires this season.

New writers who will join the show for the 43rd season include: Sam Jay; Gary Richardson; Erik Marino; Andrew Dismukes; Steven Castillo; Claire Friedman and Nimesh Patel.

Jay-Z will be the musical guest for the season premiere Saturday (11:30 p.m., Channel 5, NBC).

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