'SNL' Adds Pair of Femmes

Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad join cast

Saturday Night Live is upping its femme quotient by adding Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad as cast regulars.

With Amy Poehler off the show -- after the first two Thursday Weekend Update editions -- NBC's venerable latenight sketch show is increasing its troupe size.

Slate recently starred in her own one-woman show, Dead Millionaire, at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Gotham and has appeared in the parody bit "7th Floor West" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Iranian-born Pedrad is a regular at the Groundlings in Los Angeles and appeared in several episodes of ER.

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