Meet Punk Johnson, Lauren Holt and Andrew Dismakes.
Punk Johnson is a comedian and writer who appears on shows, Corporate, Black Ladies Sketch Show, Adam Ruins Everything and Bill Burr Presents: The Ringer.
Johnson was the new face of the Just for Laughs festival in 2019 and is a regular payer at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Johnson is also the first black lesbian to join the cast of Saturday Night Live in the show’s long 46-year history.
Lauren Holt is a home performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. She was a founding member of UCB’s improvised musical troupe called The Pickup.
Holt is also an actor who starred in the independent LGBTQ web series “Dirt” and the short film “Parents’ Conference for Teachers.” In 2015, she appeared in the music video for the song Til It Happens to You by Lady Gaga.
Andrew Dismukes is a comedian who has been working behind the scenes as a staff writer at SNL since his 43rd season. This will be his debut as an actor.
Dismukes was part of the New Faces showcase in 2017 at the Just for Laughs festival and has participated in other festivals such as the Colossal ClusterFest at Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival.
Watch Dismukes perform at the finale of the funniest man in Austin 2016.
As a side note, SNL will also work with comedy programs at the PIT, Second City, Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade to provide funding for a “scholarship program for students from different backgrounds to advance in their comedy careers,” NBC said in a statement. Wednesday.