Punkie Johnson is one of the newest SNL cast members and also the first out Black lesbian on the comedy series.
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NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns to TV on Oct. 3, with actor-comedian Jim Carrey playing former vice president Joe Biden and three new cast members.
Meet Punkie Johnson, Lauren Holt and Andrew Dismukes.
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Johnson was a New Face at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2019 and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. Johnson is also the first out Black lesbian to join the Saturday Night Live cast in the show’s long 46-year-old history.