SNL Adds Pete Davidson As A Featured Player

When I said Saturday Night Live was going to add another cast member, I didn't think it would be announced so soon.

The late night variety show has decided to give young Pete Davidson a chance as a featured player. Deadline reports that the 20 year old comic (yes, 20!) will be the only person hired this season. Mike O'Brien will return to the writer's room after becoming a featured player last season.

Davidson was handpicked by SNL head honcho Lorne Michaels. The final cast for SNL‘s 40th season includes Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Kyle Mooney, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Sasheer Zamata.