SATURDAY Night Live has been on the air since October of 1975.
As the show approaches its 47th season, the cast will look a little different as it was announced two members will not be returning.
Who is leaving the Saturday Night Live cast?
It was announced on September 27, 2021 that two familiar faces will be missing from this season’s lineup.
Those leaving SNL include:
Beck Bennett is leaving SNL after 8 seasonsCredit: Getty
Born October 1, 1984, Beck Bennett, 36, is known as American actor, comedian and writer.
Bennett joined SNL in 2013 as a featured player and was promoted to a regular cast member in 2015.
Over the years, he has played multiple characters including Vice President Mike Pence, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Sen. Mitch McConnell.
On September 27, Bennett posted a farewell to the show on Instagram along with 10 photos from over the years.
“Love you, SNL Gonna miss you so much,” Bennet wrote. “Thank you for 8 years of remarkable people and incredible experiences that completely changed my life, I had so much fun.”
At this time, it is unknown why he decided to leave.
Laura Holt (R) will also be leaving this season
Born March 12, 1991, Lauren Holt, 30, is known as an American actress, comedian, and singer.
Holt began her career at an improv and sketch comedy club in Los Angeles and was introduced as featured player on SNL during their 46th season.
Holt was only on the show for one season and it is unknown why she decided to leave.
Who is replacing Lauren and Beck?
Following the announcement of their departures, SNL announced the addition of three new featured players.
This upcoming season will feature comedians Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.
Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang were also both promoted to regular cast members amid the announcement.
The regular cast members this season will include:
The featured players this season will now be Andrew Dismukes Punkie Johnson, Athari, Johnson and Sherman.
When does season 47 of SNL star?
Season 47 of SNL will start on October 2, 2021 with host Owen Wilson.
The show will air live on NBC started at 11:30pm EST.
Other hosts for this season include Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek, Jason Sudeikis and more.
The show can also be streamed on Hulu, YouTube TV, Peacock, fuboTV and SlingTV.
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