Live from New York, it's Leslie Jones!
Discovered through the show's widely publicized talent search earlier this year, Jones was one of 12 finalists for the spot that eventually went to cast member Sasheer Zamata. Lorne Michaels liked her so much, however, that he brought her on as a writer instead. She has since appeared on the show's popular Weekend Update segment.
Saturday's upcoming show hosted by comedian Jim Carrey will be her first as a featured cast member, but she'll still continue to write for the show.
Jones and Pete Davidson are the only new cast members this season.
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