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How 2 new 'Saturday Night Live' cast members are connected to Northeast Ohio

NBC's Saturday Night Live announced four new cast members, including Marcello Hernandez and Molly Kearney, who have connections to the Cleveland area.
Credit: Marry Ellen Matthews / NBC

CLEVELAND — Two new cast members for the 48th season of Saturday Night Live are coming to the show with Northeast Ohio connections. 

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SNL announced on Thursday via Twitter that Marcello Hernandez and Molly Kearney have been added to the show's cast, as well as Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker. 

Marcello Hernandez 

Hernandez graduated from Northeast Ohio's John Carroll University (JCU) in 2019 from the Tim Russert Department of Communication.

During his time at JCU, Hernandez was a member of the men's soccer team and created his own comedy show on campus, "Marcello Live."

Since graduating from John Carroll, the Florida native has continued to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedian. He was selected as Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2022. 

Molly Kearney

Kearney, a Cleveland native and Magnificat High School graduate becomes the first nonbinary cast member to join Saturday Night Live. Kearney uses gender-neutral pronouns, they/them. 

Molly Kearney ‘08 was just added to the cast of Saturday Night Live! Congrats! #magsproud

Posted by Magnificat High School on Thursday, September 15, 2022

They have appeared in Amazon's A League of Their Own and The Mighty Ducks on Disney+. In 2019, they were chosen for Comedy Central's Up Next showcase. 

In 2022, SNL won the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. The season premiere of SNL will air on Saturday, Oct. 1 on NBC and will be streamed live on Peacock.

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