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Monday, August 26th, 2013
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Standup Brooks Wheelan Hired to Write for 'SNL'

SNL is continuing to amass new people for its upcoming season. LA-based standup Brooks Wheelan has been hired as a writer for the sketch show for the show's 39th season, which begins next month. Wheelan is a contributing writer at CollegeHumor, and last year, he was named one of Comedy Central's 10 Comics to Watch. Wheelan is the third addition to SNL's writing staff this season, following Mikey Day and Claire Mulaney. The three writers are just some of the new blood at SNL for the 2013-14 season, with Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Michael Patrick O'Brien, and Noël Wells set to join the cast as featured players.

Check out video of Wheelan doing standup below:

Photo credit: Tyler Ross

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  • eavoss

    Brooks opened for Good Neighbor in a showcase they did for Lorne Michaels in LA. Good for him on making such a strong impression.

    • spondok

      I'm kind of shocked by what a kind and thoughtful comment this is. Good on you!

    • spondok

      I'm kind of shocked by what a kind and thoughtful comment this is. Good on you!