Original Photo: UCB Theater

Saturday Night Live’s newest cast members have been announced, (although the reports have not been officially confirmed by NBC) and to our very pleasant surprise… Iranian actress and comedian, Nasim Pedrad is one of the lucky few!

With all the big names and comedy-geniuses that have graced the SNL stage throughout the years, we can only imagine the potentially lucrative career ahead for Pedrad. Congratulations to the Iranian beauty who is known in some circles for her work on her one-woman show: Me, Myself, and Iran!

Be sure to tune in for the upcoming season of SNL and watch yet another talented Persian-princess on the mainstream tube. Saturday Night Live premieres this weekend on September 5th at 11:30/10:30c.

The 35th Season of Saturday Night Live airs: Saturday Sept., 26th 2009 with host Megan Fox and musical guests; U2.