Season 43, baybee! We’re so excited for all the hot takes and spicy jokes that this year of Saturday Night Live has in store. And we can’t wait to meet the new cast and writers, which includes three rad ladies: Heidi Gardner, Sam Jay, and Claire Friedman. So we put together a little introduction to the freshman class, so that you can go back to comedy school informed. Enjoy!
She’s one of the stars of the animated show Super Mansion, and she’s already a veteran performer at The Groundlings. Basically she can do it all, including playing an over-it hotel clerk in this short:
As a writer, Sam seems like she’s going to bring a whole new vibe to the old-as-hell show. Sam comes from the stand-up world and legit she is a genius at constructing jokes. You’re gonna love her set on Kimmel, in which she addresses white people on public transportation, Applebees, crying while black, cruises, and female ghostbusters.
The COO and executive in charge of the Lip Sync Franchise is a certified badass. She wrote for the Harvard Lampoon, worked with FX in the original programming department, and went from investment banker to comedy genius. Get the full Claire experience from her interview with The Broadcast!