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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon are leaving ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon are both leaving Saturday Night Live.

Key Takeaways:

  • “Saturday Night Live” will be without probably its two most recognizable faces after Saturday’s 47th season finale, with Kate McKinnon & Pete Davidson among those departing.
  • Bryant, 35, joined the cast at the same time as McKinnon and has since become a mainstay in skits, winning four Emmy nominations in the process.

After Saturday’s 47th season finale, “Saturday Night Live” will be without perhaps its two most renowned names, with Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson among those leaving.

After the Natasha Lyonne-hosted episode, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney will also depart the cast.

On a show that has been unusually stable in previous seasons, the departures signal one of the greatest cast shake-ups in years.

In her ten seasons on the show, McKinnon, 38, won two Emmys and was nominated for nine more, including impressions of Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Her comedic abilities with characters like extraterrestrial abductee Miss Rafferty frequently caused castmates and guest hosts to lose their cool live on TV.

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McKinnon kicked off the show with an out-of-this-world skit before saying her goodbyes on “Earth.”

“Thank you for allowing me to remain with you. It’s Saturday night in New York, and “To begin the concert, she said.

Davidson, 28, joined the ensemble in 2014 and has already appeared in eight seasons. His colossal personality frequently overshadowed the roles he portrayed. His “Weekend Update” comedy commentary segments were frequently his most famous. He was also well-known for his off-screen life, including dating Ariana Grande and his current girlfriend, Kim Kardashian.

Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon are both leaving Saturday Night Live.
Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon are both leaving Saturday Night Live. Image from The Hollywood Reporter

Davidson said on the show, “I never anticipated this would be my life.” “I’m grateful to SNL for always having my back and helping me to improve and grow. Thank you, Lorne, for never giving up on me or criticizing me when everyone else did, for believing in me and providing me with a place to call home and memories to last a lifetime. I appreciate it.”

Bryant, 35, joined the ensemble simultaneously as McKinnon and has since been a regular in skits, earning four Emmy nods.

Beginning in 2013, Mooney, 37, appeared in nine seasons.

Source: Global News

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