Shelly Gossman and Michael Patrick O'Brien on stage for America: All Better at Chicago's Second City Mainstage Theater.
Michael Patrick O'Brien, a current member of The Second City mainstage show, America: All Better, has been drafted by NBC's Saturday Night Live, says the Sun-Times. He heads to New York city within the next few weeks.
O'Brien began taking classes at Second City in the late 1990’s, according to Examiner.com. After completing the Conservatory program, he worked in various reviews off the main and ETC stages. O'Brien then directed the Green touring company during 2004 – 2005.
SNL launches its 35th season with a special Thursday night episode on Sept. 17.