‘Saturday Night Live’ announces its first non-binary cast member

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Actor and comedian Molly Kearney will become the first non-binary cast member of “Saturday Night Live” in its upcoming 48th season.

Kearney, who is from Cleveland and uses gender-neutral pronouns, appeared in Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ – a remake of the 1992 film that was a huge hit with queer fans – as Fern Dannely .

“The little meat brick would freak out at this news!” Kearney wrote about his “A League of Their Own” role on Instagram, where their handle is “meatbrickmolly,” in August. “Honored to be a part of @leagueonprime and grateful to have met some super talented people.”

Kearney was also on Disney+’s “The Mighty Ducks” and in 2019 they were selected for Comedy Central’s “Up Next,” an annual showcase of comedians that Comedy Central selects after a nationwide search.

Kearney will be joined by three other new cast members: Marcello Hernandez, a comedian, writer and actor who was selected as the new face of comedy Just for Laughs this year; Michael Longfellow, who was featured on Netflix’s “Introducing…” showcase and NBC’s “Bring the Funny”; and Devon Walker, who was cast in Comedy Central’s “Up Next” showcase in 2017 and wrote for “Everything’s Trash” on Freeform and “Big Mouth” on Netflix.

The season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” will air on NBC on October 1.

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