Alex Moffat and Mikey Day as… Who Knows?
The other two new cast members are a Second City alum called Alex Moffat and current SNL writer Mikey Day, who had a tryout of sorts this summer on Maya & Marty, the Maya Rudolph/Martin Short variety show also produced by Michaels. Michaels seems determined to both get a writer on camera (wonderfully strange and sadly short-lived cast members Tim Robinson and Mike O'Brien went back and forth from the writers' room to on-camera roles) and hire another white dude or two. It's certainly one of the weakest white-dude SNL lineups in history — Killam is gone, Colin Jost only does Update, Bobby Moynihan has been there forever, Pete Davidson has limited range — with Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney pulling a lot of the actual sketch-comedy weight. But I'm not sure there's anything wrong with that, and both Day and Moffat will have to fight to stand out while Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon continue to dominate. Actually, it seems entirely likely that you won't see much of either new guy on the premiere. Villasenor seems a lot more likely to be out front right away.Back to top