Hilarious interview proves ‘SNL' cast still ready to bring the funny

by: Rob Johnston Updated:

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PITTSBURGH - "Saturday Night Live" returns this weekend for its 39th year and with its return comes a lot of change.

I talked to returning cast members Bobby Moynihan and Kate McKinnon on Thursday about the new faces of “Saturday Night Live” and the veterans seemed confident the rookies will be bringing their A-game on Saturday night.

“It’s been wonderful. We are meeting all of the new people, getting to know them and getting ready to start the new season,” said Moynihan.

The show said goodbye to some of its more prominent cast members this year, including Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader.  A group of 6 new cast members will take the “SNL” stage for the first time on Saturday, filling the void left by the departing comedic powerhouses. 

The new recruits are comedians Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O'Brien, Noel Wells and Brooks Wheelan.

If my hilarious conversation with the returning stars is any indication of what we can expect from the iconic show this year, I am really looking forward to the season premiere.

Click here to watch the interview.

Former “SNL” writer and star Tina Fey will be returning to host the season premiere on Sept. 28 with musical guest Arcade Fire.