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SNL adds Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman for upcoming season

The comic is one of three new faces on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ including the show’s first Asian-American cast member

By Emily Burack 13 September 2019, 1:04 am 1 Edit
Chloe Fineman is one of the newest members of "SNL." (Chloe Fineman/Instagram via JTA)

JTA — Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman will be one of three new cast members on “Saturday Night Live” for the show’s 45th season.

Fineman, who once jokingly described herself as “1/2 Wasp,” has a Jewish father. She joins a long line of Jewish comedians on the famed sketch show — Gilda Radner, Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler and Sarah Silverman, to name a few. Lorne Michaels, the creator of “SNL,” also is Jewish.

On Instagram, she posted “OMG” with the names of the other newcomers: Bowen Yang, the show’s first Asian-American cast member, and Shane Gillis.

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Fineman is best-known for her celebrity impressions, including Jewish presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, Meryl Streep, Drew Barrymore and first lady Melania Trump.

Her father’s response on Instagram: “Proudest dad ever.”

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