Meet Punkie Johnson, Lauren Holt and Andrew Dismukes.
Punkie Johnson is a comedian and writer, Company, black lady sketch exhibition, Adam ruined everything, Bill Burr proposed: “Lingers”.
Johnson is a new face at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2019 and a frequent paying visitor to Hollywood comedy stores. Johnson is also the first black lesbian in the show’s 46-year history to participate in a live broadcast on Saturday Night.
Lauren Holt is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. She is a founding member of The Pickup, the UCB music improvisation group.
Holt is also an actor. He participated in the independent LGBTQ web series “Filth” and the short film “Parent Teacher Conference”. In 2015, she appeared in the music video of Lady Gaga’s song Til It Happens to You.
Since season 43, Andrew Dismukes is a stand-up comic cartoonist who has been working behind the scenes as a behind-the-scenes writer at SNL. This will be his first appearance as an actor.
Dismukes is part of the 2017 New Faces Showcase of the “Just for Laughs” film festival and has performed in other film festivals such as Comedy Central’s Colossal ClusterFest and New York Comedy Festival.
Watch Dismukes participate in the finals of the most interesting characters in the 2016 Austin competition.
Incidentally, SNL will also participate in a comedy training program with PIT, the Second City, the Ground Man and the Upright Citizen Group, in order to provide funding for the “scholarship program, which aims to improve the development of comedy career for students from different backgrounds”, Wednesday issue a statement.