Nigerian-American Comedian Ego Nwodim Joins SNL Cast

Meet SNL’s newest cast member.

Saturday Night Live just welcomed Nigerian-American comedian Ego Nwodim as its newest cast member.

The historic NBC late-night show also added four new writers to their roster: Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel, and Bowen Yang.

Nwodim has been a regular cast member at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles, where she hosted her one-woman show, “Great Black Women … and Then There’s Me.”

She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in biology, and has played small roles in 2017’s “Singularity” and the streaming-video series “Galactic War Room.”

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