Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd are ready to join Saturday Night Live upcoming Season 45 premiere with a different status since the two featured actors in the cast have received promotions and moved up to repertory players.

Both Gardner and Redd made their appearance in the fall of 2017 as featured players, along with Luke Null, who was not selected for the second season. Ego Nwodim who joined Garner and Redd last fall, is now heading into her second season as featured player.


The two comics were promoted shortly after Shane Gillis was dropped from the show, before making his debut, when videos surfaced in which he used offensive language and racial slurs.


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Gardener and Redd both have played memorable character in the last season.

Gardner’s list of impersonations include Allison Janney, Dana Bash, Kristen Schaal and Drew Barrymore. Redd’s impersonations include Kanye West, Jussie Smolett, Mahershala Ali, Cory Booker and Sterling K. Brown.

You can watch Gardner and Redd debut as full-time SNL cast members on this Saturday’s Season 45 premiere on NBC, at 11:30 p.m. ET, with host Woody Harrelson, and musical guest Billie Eilish.

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