Now, that is about to change with the announcement on Monday that SNL has hired comedian Melissa Villaseñor.
Villaseñor is best known for being a finalist on the reality competition show America’s Got Talent—her most popular YouTube video from that program’s sixth season, in 2011, now has 8.7 million views and counting.
In that appearance, Villaseñor wowed judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel by impersonating Barbara Walters, Natalie Portman, Miley Cyrus, Kathy Griffin, and Christina Aguilera, all in less than two minutes.
Villaseñor’s Hillary Clinton is not going to be a threat to SNL star Kate McKinnon, but it’s not too bad if they ever need a backup.
In addition to Villaseñor, SNL also confirmed this week the hiring of two men, Mikey Day and Alex Moffat, to replace outgoing cast members Taran Killam, who made a big impression on the show over his six years, and Jon Rudnitsky, who didn’t make much of an impact in his one.