Friday, 15 November, 2019

SNL adds Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman for upcoming season

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Lora Ball | 13 September, 2019, 06:56

Change is a constant at SNL, which is helmed by Canadian executive producer Lorne Michaels. "Let the f-ing ch--s live there".

The video has been deleted but was shared by a third party on a Twitter account.

The video was initially reported by Variety after freelance writer Seth Simons brought it to their attention.

"The translation between you and the waiter is such a f-ing hassle, I'm pointing at it", he says.

Fineman is a performer at the comedy troupe The Groundlings and performed at the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal as a New Face. He cohosts Matt and Shane's Secret Podcast and appears regularly on The Bonfire on Sirius XM.

Indonesia's Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies at 83
President Joko Widodo expressed deep condolences, and the government called for a period of national mourning until Saturday. Habibie, concurrently ex-research and technology minister, is survived by his two sons: Ilham Akbar and Thareq Kemal.

Brexit legal challenge dismissed in Belfast High Court
The government rejected that argument during two days of legal proceedings in Belfast High Court, PA reported. The Appeal Court judges will sit again at 1pm on Thursday to consider the matter.

European Central Bank lowers deposit rate to minus 0.5 percent
ECB President Mario Draghi made the announcement Thursday to address the growing instability in the European economy. That is a penalty rate that pushes banks to lend excess cash, but was a smaller cut than the market was hoping for.

During the same podcast recording, Gillis comments that their conversation is "nice racism, good racism".

Ottawa-born actress Sandra Oh took on hosting duties in the past season of Saturday Night Live, and remains one of the few with Asian heritage to take the popular stage.

TV Line reports that Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman, and Shane Gillis will join the cast when it returns on September 28.

News of the new cast members comes approximately two weeks after it was announced that Leslie Jones would be exiting the series after five seasons.

In the two-minute clip from an episode titled "Ka-Pow", Gillis and co-host Matt McCusker denigrate Chinatown; in addition to using the anti-Chinese slur, Gillis mimics a Chinese accent and mocks the conventions of Chinese restaurants.

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