It's one of the biggest cast shakeups that SNL has seen in years: When season 47 premiered in fall 2021, it was with a 21-person cast, the largest group in the show's history. According to Deadline, all four cast members — Davidson, McKinnon, Bryant, and Mooney — are expected to be a part of a group goodbye during the finale tomorrow.
A rep for SNL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
McKinnon, Bryant, and Mooney have long been SNL staples. Today, they're some of the longest-tenured cast members in the show's history. (The recordholder is still Kenan Thompson, who's been part of the show for a whopping 19 seasons and has showed no indication of departing.)
Jamie McCarthy/Getty (2); Taylor Hill/Getty Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, and Aidy Bryant
McKinnon joined the show in April 2012, and she's since become one of the show's breakout stars, thanks to her pitch-perfect impressions of figures like Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Ellen DeGeneres, and Justin Bieber. She's the longest-tenured female cast member in the history of SNL, having signed on just a few episodes before Bryant and Cecily Strong. She's also been nominated for an Emmy nine times, winning twice.
Bryant became part of the cast later in 2012, just a few episodes after McKinnon. She's also snagged three Emmy nominations, making headlines for her impressions of Ted Cruz and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Both McKinnon and Bryant have taken time off from the show over the years to film solo projects, with Bryant creating her Hulu hit Shrill and McKinnon most recently starring as Carole Baskin in Peacock's Joe vs. Carole.
Meanwhile, Mooney is another longtime cast member who joined the show in 2013. He's best known for his oddball characters and zany pre-taped bits. He recently created the Netflix comedy show Saturday Morning All Star Hits.
The SNL season 47 finale will air Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. Lyonne will make her hosting debut, joined by musical guest Japanese Breakfast.
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