‘Saturday Night Live’ adds Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman

Fineman joins a long line of Jewish comedians on the famed sketch show.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
September 13, 2019 11:32
Youtube screenshot of new Saturday Night Live comedian Chloe Fineman.

Youtube screenshot of new Saturday Night Live comedian Chloe Fineman.. (photo credit: YOUTUBE)

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.



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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