Pilot News: Nasim Pedrad Joins NBC's Lorne Michaels Comedy – Will She Leave SNL?

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Pilot News: Nasim Pedrad Joins NBC's Lorne Michaels Comedy – Will She Leave SNL?
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Pilot News: Nasim Pedrad Joins NBC's Lorne Michaels Comedy – Will She Leave SNL?

Staying in business with her Saturday Night Live boss, Nasim Pedrad has joined NBC’s untitled Lorne Michaels/John Mulaney comedy pilot.

Written by and starring Mulaney, the prospective series is loosely based on the comedian and SNL writer’s life and follows a group of young people and their hijinks.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, Pedrad will play Jane, the female lead described as a sweet and intelligent but lazy and procrastination-prone grade school teacher who’s tired of her job and dying to make a change.

Comedy vets Martin Short and Elliott Gould round out the project’s previously announced cast.

Should NBC move forward with the series, Pedrad — who joined SNL in 2009 — will vacate her spot on the late-night staple.

Would you be sad to see Pedrad leave SNL? Which of her alter egos — Kim Kardashian, Arianna Huffington and Kelly Ripa, to name a few — would you miss most?


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