Meet Kate McKinnon, SNL’s Newest Castmember

Deadline is reporting that SNL just hired Kate McKinnon as a new featured player, with her first episode being the Sofia Vergara-hosted episode on April 7th. Exciting! Kate’s the first new hire in a couple of seasons, and she comes straight out of the UCB Theatre in NYC. She’s been in tons of web videos over the past few years in addition to being a castmember of LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show for three seasons, so there’s plenty of material out there featuring her. Here’s a little primer to get you caught up before her big SNL debut.

LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show


Kate was a castmember on LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show for three seasons. Above, a clip of her character Fitzwilliam, a British boy who really wishes he had a vagina.

Vag Magazine

Kate played Bethany in last years web series Vag Magazine, which was centered around a group of feminists who took over a women’s magazine.

The 40-Year-Old 20-Year-Old

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Kate also starred in this UCB web series about a, well, 20-year-old who acts like a 40-year-old.

The Venture Bros/Robotomy


Kate’s also done some voice work for Adult Swim, voicing Mrs. Crunchite, Teary, Exploda, Megawatt’s Mom and a Flight Attendant in Robotomy and Nikki Fictel in an episode of The Venture Bros.

Impressions

And if you’re curious about the sorts of impressions she’ll do, here’s a video she made as Elizabeth Taylor:

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Here’s her Hilary Clinton:

And her Jane Lynch:

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And here’s a glimpse of her Barbara Walters from a backstage video from the Big Gay Sketch Show:

Here’s her profile at UCBcomedy if you want to further peruse her videos before April 7th. I can’t wait to see what she brings to SNL. Congrats, Kate!

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