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'SNL' comedienne joins Lorne Michaels pilot

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Nasim Pedrad
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Good news for NBC prime time, potentially bad news for Saturday Night Live fans: funny woman Nasim Pedrad has joined an untitled ensemble comedy pilot from standup comic John Mulaney and uber-producer Lorne Michaels.

Pedrad will play Jane, a smart but apathetic grade school teacher in the comedy that’s loosely based on Mulaney’s life. Martin Short and Elliott Gould have also been cast in the pilot.

Should the pilot go to series, Pedrad would leave SNL, where she’s worked with Michaels since 2009. Her forte on the late-night show is celebrity impersonations, like this one:

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