It's official: Saturday Night Live has some new cast members. According to Deadline, Heidi Gardner, Luke Null, and Chris Redd will join Season 43 as featured players beginning with the season premiere on Sept. 30. These names might not be familiar to some, so let's get to know at least one of them. Who is SNL's newest cast member Luke Null?
As reported by Deadline, Null is known for performing at iO Chicago (formerly known as The ImprovOlympic), which is a Chicago-based improv company. According to its official website, it has trained some well-known comedians, who are also recognized as being part of the SNL family. Those names include Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Tim Meadows, Seth Meyers, Cecily Strong, and Aidy Bryant, to name a few.
Null, alongside Gardner and Redd, will help fill the voids of Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata, who all departed SNL after the Season 42 finale. And it certainly seems like Null has the experience needed for the late-night sketch show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Null is a musical comedian and improviser based in the Windy City. He also appeared in the 2011 film The Heart: The Final Pulse and is represented by UTA, per THR. You can check him out in action below, where he sings about how Clay Aiken should've beat Ruben Studdard during American Idol Season 2.
And here he is doing a bit, titled "Newport Hounds — College Boy," for iO Chicago. "Three down-home country boys are having another simple day on the bayou, but when a high-society elitist threatens their way of life the boys stand tall," the video description reads on YouTube.
Per Vulture, he was raised in Ohio. If you take a look at his LinkedIn, well, you'll soon discover that Null has experience as a Client Services Specialist for Buildout, Inc. in Chicago. "Fielding all incoming questions and issues from clients while helping them fine tune all branding materials within the world of commercial real estate," the job description reads. His past jobs include working as a Network Health Specialist, an Account Coordinator, doing Contract Management Support, and as a Survey Technician. He attended Ohio University and graduated in 2012 upon receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Geographic Information and Science Cartography.
If you really want to get to know him, go ahead and scroll through his Instagram. Per his profile bio, he is a "naughty boi". Even though he doesn't seem to post that often, Null doesn't appear to be shy about sharing all kinds of photos from his life — past and present. Here is his most recent image, where he attended a wedding. He captioned it, "A beautiful day for wedding :) #2girls1couple."
Based on his Twitter, you'll also learn a lot about him (although most of it is jokes), like that he is a "5-time Divorcee," as his bio reads. Or, if you wanted to know about his thoughts on 2017's It, he tweeted in Septebmer, "Yo. Just saw 'It'. The clown becomes what you fear most. But what I fear is performing improv for a house full of other improvisers." And, of course, he isn't afraid to make a play on Kanye West's nickname. Like he tweeted in September, "I'm Yeezy like Sunday morning." If you decide to follow him, those are a few of the things you can expect.
Speaking of Twitter, it's obvious he is excited about his new gig. He tweeted Tuesday, "Oh neat. I am on SNL now. lol." He also responded to SNL Afterparty's tweet congratulating the latest cast members, by tweeting, "Yeah!"
Once he starts actually appearing on SNL, you'll definitely get an even better vibe for Null's talent as a comedian.