Major “Saturday Night Live” Shakeup Underway as Four Cast Members Leave the Show

Pete Davidson in
Pete Davidson in "Saturday Night Live"

This year is turning out to be the year of change for Saturday Night Live and the show will look very different once it returns in the fall. Four cast members left the popular sketch show in the Season 47 finale and here’s what their departures looked like.

Kate McKinnon

Since joining SNL in 2012, McKinnon found even bigger fame with roles in the movies Ghostbusters, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Bombshell. The returning sketch Close Encounter served as her sendoff and she had her last chance to say “Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night Live.”

Aidy Bryant

Bryant also joined SNL in 2012 and she went on to lead her own Hulu comedy Shrill. She appeared in several skits throughout the night, but the Weekend Update segment alongside Bowen Yang served as her sendoff.

Pete Davidson

Davidson has been an SNL member since 2014 and he transformed into one of its biggest stars in the years to come. He said his goodbyes on Weekend Update and appeared in the parody rap song “Forgot About Lorne” alongside Eminem.

Kyle Mooney

Mooney was one of the show’s most underrated supporting players since joining the show in 2013, but that didn’t stop him from going out in style in the “9 to 5” parody featuring the SNL veteran Fred Armisen.