Wilmette Native Joins SNL
After weeks of rumors, it's official: Beck Bennett, who stars in popular AT&T commercials, is joining the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Bennett, who if you don't know him from his youth, is probably most recognizable as the star of a popular series of AT&T commercials where he talks, straight-faced, to small groups of garrulous kids. Bennett will join the show in its 39th season on NBC.
The show lost many of its most high-profile stars at the end of last season and is bringing on six new cast members this year. Also of local interest: Also of local interest: Oak Park native Cecily Strong is going to be a new Weekend Update co-host.