Out actor and comedian Molly Kearney is joining the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” They will become the show’s first out non-binary player.
On Thursday, the show announced that Kearney, along with three other new players – Marcello Hernandez, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker – would be joining its cast for season 48.
Kearney, a stand-up comic, got their start in 2019 on Comedy Central’s “Up Next” and has since appeared in “The Mighty Ducks” and Amazon Prime’s queer-centric “A League of Their Own.”
They announced their new gig in a post to Instagram that included a headshot of Kearney for SNL’s upcoming season, along with the message, “MEATBRICK MOVED TO NEW YORK!”
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Kearney will join the cast following the departure last season of four long-term players, including out performer Kate McKinnon who, over the years, became known for her zany yet spot-on portrayals of numerous public figures, including Hillary Clinton, Lindsey Graham, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Justin Bieber.
The show features two current out players, Punkie Johnson and Bowen Yang.
“Saturday Night Live” season 48 is set to premier on October 1.