'Saturday Night Live' adds 3 new players for 42nd season

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NBC said Monday that Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor will be on board as featured performers for the show's Oct. 1 season premiere.

Villasenor, of Whittier, California, will be one of the few Latino cast members in the history of the show, which has come under fire for a lack of diversity.

She's an impressionist and stand-up comedian who's appeared on the club and college circuit nationwide. Villasenor also performed with Mas Mejor, a comedy studio and network launched by "SNL" producer Broadway Video and aimed at finding new Latino talent.

Day, from Orange County, California, joined "SNL" as a writer in its 39th season and was a co-head writer and cast member on NBC's variety show "Maya & Marty."

Moffat is from Chicago and was a regular performer at iO Chicago and The Annoyance Theatre.

Last month, "SNL" said goodbye to two cast members, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah. The long-running show is known for its changing slate of performers.