Comedian Ego Nwodim has been named a feautre player for Season 44 of Saturday Night Live.
According to a network press release, Nwodim has been a regular cast member at UCB Theater in Los Angeles where she staged a one-woman show, “Great Black Women… And Then There’s Me.” She also appeared on the “Comedy Bang Bang” podcast and in 2016 was part of a diversity showcase staged by CBS.

The sketch-comedy series also added Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang to its writing team, NBC said Friday.

The show returns Sept. 29 with Adam Driver as the host and Kanye West as the musical guests.

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