Saturday Night Live's incoming cast includes Lakota East graduate Luke Null

Posted at 9:13 PM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 12:04:26-04

CINCINNATI -- Saturday Night Live announced Tuesday it would replace outgoing cast members Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zanata with three new additions from the Midwest -- including native Cincinnatian and Ohio University graduate Luke Null.

Null, a veteran of the Chicago comedy scene, worked in client services at a real-estate firm while performing in the Newport Hounds comedy troupe and composing comedic songs, including the heart-rending ballad “Clay Aiken Should’ve Won Season Two.” 

He doesn’t tweet much about his Cincinnati origins, but he does share the common Cincinnatian trait of being a Bengals fan who is deeply ashamed of the Bengals. Buddy, we’ve all been there.

As Vulture pointed out, he’s got fewer recognizable credits on his resume than fellow newbies Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd, but he still made it into one of the country’s most storied halls of comedy. We’re thinking he’ll be just fine.