Meet newcomers to SNL: Punky Johnson, Lauren Holt and Andrew Dismuk


Punky Johnson is one of SNL’s newest actors and is also the first black lesbian in a comedy series.

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NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns to TV with actor-comedian on October 3 Jim Carrey plays former vice president Joe Biden And Three new cast members.

Meet Panky Johnson, Lauren Holt and Andrew Dismuk.

Panky johnson

Panky johnson Is a comedian and writer, who has appeared on the show Space force, Corporate, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Adam Ruins Everything and Bill Bury Present: The Ringers.

Johnson was a new face at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2019 and is regularly paid at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Johnson is the first Black lesbian to appear on Saturday Night Live cast in the show’s long 46-year history.

Lauren Holt

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Lauren Holt at the short film Parent Teacher Conference.

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Lauren Holt is an in-house performer from the Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. He was a founding member of UCB’s music improvisational troupe called The Pickup.

Holt is also an actor who starred in the independent LGBTQ web series The Filth and the short film Parent Teacher’s Conference. In 2015, she appeared in the music video for the song Till It Happens to You by Lady Gaga.

Andrew Dismuk

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Andrew stepped in front of the camera this season after working for three years as a writer on the show.

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Andrew Dismuk Is a stand-up comic who has been working behind the scenes as a staff writer at SNL since its 43rd season. This will be his debut as a cast member.

Dismukes was part of the 2017 New Faces Showcase for the New on Laughs Festival and performed at other festivals such as Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest and the New York Comedy Festival.

See Dismukes in the final of the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin Contest.

On a side note, SNL will be working with comedy training programs at PIT, the other city, Groundlings and Honest Citizens Brigade, to say at NBC that “scholarship programs for students of diverse backgrounds to advance their comedy careers” “. A statement on Wednesday.

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