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Ego Nwodim joins 'Saturday Night Live'

"Saturday Night Live" is adding to its cast. Ego Nwodim has joined the show as a featured player. The iconic late-night Emmy-winning show starts Season 44 season on September 29 with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West.

Nwodim graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in biology and has been a regular cast member at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles where she performed her one-woman show, "Great Black Women ... and Then There's Me."

"SNL" also added Alan Linic, Alison Gates, Eli Mandel and Bowen Yang as writers.

"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels serves as showrunner, creator and executive producer.

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