Various cast members have announced their withdrawal from Saturday Night Live which lead to major changes in the sketch comedy series.
Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney will all take the stage for the last time in tomorrow evening’s episode which is going to be hosted by Natasha Lyonne. All four have been for at least eight years and have become constant with audiences and the series.
Creator Lorne Michaels had figured that this season would be a “year of change”. SNL still has lots of young talent those cast members include Bowen Yang, comedian Sarah Sherman, and James Austin Johnson.
All have been Pillars of comedy series for years.
Davidson spent the least amount of time on SNL with eight years. Both McKinnon and Bryant joined in 2012, while Mooney started his time in 2013.
All 4 leaving cast members have a number of projects currently in production. McKinnon and Davidson are slightly more common to audiences, with both appearing in a number of Hollywood films. McKinnon has had roles in films like Office Christmas Party, Yesterday, and Bombshell.
McKinnon recently appeared in the Peacock series Joe vs. Carole. Davidson is titled in Judd Apatow’s 2020 film The King of Staten Island, which was autobiographical for him. He comes into the headlines for his relationship with Kim Kardashian.
Aidy Bryant and Mooney have also had projects to do with the former leading the Hulu series Shrill, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. She recently voiced the main character in Human Resources.
Mooney wrote and starred in the film Brigsby Bear. He has also appeared in several comedy shows like Nathan For You, Drunk History, and Arrested Development.