Thursday, August 13, 2009

SNL Hires Chicago Improviser

Second City improviser Michael Patrick O'Brien has been hired as an SNL writer. Currently starring in the Second City show "America: All Better!,” he will head to the Big Apple in a couple of weeks to start his job as SNL writer.
In case you don't know who the guy is, here's a picture -

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LiveFromNY said...

Seems like a good choice. Loose rumors about him joining the featured cast, but it turns out he'll be a writer. Who knows, maybe in a year or two he'll make the cast. Many castmembers started out as writers for the show. (Tina Fey, Jason Sudeikis, etc.)

Anonymous said...

Other new writers: Ryan Perez (via UCBTLA) and Hannibal Buress (via Twitter).

amyfairycakes said...

Aw nuts, I thought I got the scoop on Hannibal Buress ! Thanks for the news on Ryan Perez though!

Anonymous said...

Another new writer is Jillian Bell from Groundlings in LA