January 20, 2017

Katy Perry to make ‘SNL’ debut on season premiere

HollywoodNews.com: “Saturday Night Live” will kick of its 36th season with musical guest Katy Perry.

Perry, whose second album “Teenage Dream” is currently number one on Billboard, will make her debut SNL musical appearance on the September 25. The new album has already yielded two smash hit singles -“California Gurls” was the biggest hit of this Summer, while the title-track “Teenage Dream” is currently number two on the Hot 100 and poised to hit number one. This success comes on the heels of the global breakthrough of Katy’s debut album, which sold 5 million worldwide, and featured four hit singles: “I Kissed A Girl”, “Hot N Cold”, “Thinking Of You”, and “Waking Up In Vegas.”

Also making their SNL debut, Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam, and Jay Pharoah join the cast as featured players. Vanessa Bayer joins the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and The Second City. Paul Brittain is a veteran of the iO Theater in Chicago where he performed as a member with numerous improv and sketch groups. Taran Killam hails from Los Angeles, where he established his comedy career as a main company member of The Groundlings, performing with numerous improv and sketch groups, and also appearing in The Groundlings’ Sunday company. Originally from Virginia, Jay Pharoah honed his performing skills in community theater and at local comedy clubs.

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