'Saturday Night Live' adding three comics

Reports: Two from Chicago, 'Scrubs' alum joining show

Will Forte may be leaving NBC evergreen "Saturday Night Live," but three new cast members will join the show, according to reports.

"Scrubs" star Taran Killam and two Chicago comics - Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer - are the additions to the show this fall, the New York Post on Monday summarized various reports. It also raised the question if the fact that three young performers are being added may mean more cast departures.

Killam became available when ABC didn't pick up politically-themed comedy "Freshmen," while two cast additions from Chicago shouldn't surprise anyone given that Chicago is known for its improv troupes. 

"SNL" launches its 36th season in late September.
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