Three New SNL Hires Actually Same White Guy In Different Wigs, Lorne Thrilled
Accountants at 30 Rockefeller Center were in a frenzy yesterday when they discovered that their three new Saturday Night Live featured players were actually just one white guy in three different wigs.
“We were so confused,” said NBC finance controller Elizabeth Wasterman, “We discovered the error when we were doing the paperwork and noticed that all three hires had the same name, birthdate, social security and passport photo.”
The new hires, Adam Dunk, a 32-year-old, Chicago-based standup and improviser, most recently known for his popular one-man show Adam Can’t Dunk, was just as bewildered with the recent surge in press.
“I was so shocked when I got the call,” explained Dunk to himself on his own podcast, The Dunk Tank. “It’s always been a dream of mine to be on the show. It was so surreal that I didn’t even think to tell them that they just hired three different characters from my character reel, Dunk & Friends.”
Lorne Michaels, SNL’s ubiquitous producer, was a bit more optimistic, writing off the clerical error as a happy accident.
“Obviously, it’s an embarrassing mistake and I take full responsibility,” said Michaels as he surveyed Trump wigs and selected the silliest one. “But this discovery has saved us a good deal of payroll, which is very helpful.”
Michaels plans to use the opportunity to focus on hiring more people of color to the cast, so that they can play background characters like waiters, audience plants and “friend #4.”