It appears like Pete Davidson isn’t the one one leaving Saturday Night Live tonight. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are all reportedly leaving SNL following the Season 47 finale, airing Saturday, May 21, on NBC, hosted by Natasha Lyonne.
The exiting actors will stage a giant group goodbye on the finish of the episode, in response to Deadline. McKinnon, Bryant, Mooney, and Davidson have all been on SNL for eight or extra seasons. But they’ve appeared much less and fewer lately. The SNL solid is at the moment the largest its ever been at 21, which gave room for long-standing solid members to briefly go away the sketch comedy collection to pursue completely different initiatives.
McKinnon opened Selena Gomez‘s episode on May 14, appearing as MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace. Mooney performed Johnny Depp within the sketch, and Bryant performed a lawyer questioning him. Much of Davidson’s Season 47 appearances have been pre-taped digital shorts, the newest being the “Short-Ass Movie” video that includes Gunna, Simon Rex, and co-star Chris Redd.
Beck Bennett was the one main exit from SNL Season 46, together with supporting solid member Lauren Holt.
McKinnon and Bryant’s absences over the past couple of seasons have been as a consequence of filming schedules. Bryant stars in Hulu‘s Shrill, and McKinnon took a break from Season 47 to play Carole Baskin in Peacock‘s Joe vs. Carole alongside John Cameron Mitchell. Davidson is currently developing a Peacock comedy series called Bupkis, which he’ll star in with Edie Falco. Lorne Michaels will government produce, as he does with a lot of the exhibits SNL actors work on exterior of the sketch comedy staple.
McKinnon and Bryant each joined SNL in 2012 and have been bumped to collection regulars in 2013. Some of their most memorable characters embody Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Ted Cruz, and so they’ve created a slew of hilarious characters as a duo.
Davidson’s digital shorts have been a spotlight of his tenure (the Chad movies, particularly), in addition to his Weekend Update appearances as himself. And Mooney’s hilariously awkward comedy fashion has made for a few of SNL‘s best cringeworthy sketches. He joined in 2013, and Davidson joined in 2014.
Other cast members on SNL for more than eight seasons include Kenan Thompson (the show’s longest-running solid member), Cecily Strong (who joined the present with McKinnon and Bryant in 2012), Michael Che, and Colin Jost. In 2016, McKinnon was the primary SNL solid member in historical past to win an Emmy within the comedy supporting performing class.
Saturday Night Live, Season 47, Saturdays, 11:30/10:30c, NBC