Chris Redd Joins the List of "SNL" Stars Leaving the Show Ahead of Season 48
"Saturday Night Live" is undergoing some major cast changes ahead of season 48. Following Pete Davidson's exit from the long-running sketch series, three of his castmates departed in the season 47 finale as well. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney all said goodbye to Studio 8H throughout the episode, which was hosted by "Russian Doll" star Natasha Lyonne.
All four of the actors had been on the show for eight or more seasons. That's an impressive feat, especially given how much work they've each done beyond "SNL" during their time as cast members. Davidson, who joined the series in 2014 when he was just 20 years old, is now a certified movie star thanks to films like "The King of Staten Island" and "Suicide Squad." Meanwhile, Bryant co-created and starred in Hulu's "Shrill," while McKinnon has taken on lead roles in movies like "The Spy Who Dumped Me," the "Ghostbusters" reboot, and "Bombshell."
With their careers becoming increasingly busy over the last few years, the actors have had to sit out episodes due to other commitments. For that reason, it shouldn't come as too big of a surprise that they've chosen to move on. But they're not the only ones parting ways with "SNL."
On Sept. 1, The Hollywood Reporter shared that regulars Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor and featured player Aristotle Athari have also exited the show. While they will all be missed, the "SNL" cast has grown exponentially in recent years. Weeks later, on Sept. 19, it was announced that Chris Redd would also be joining those not in the season 48 cast. As of now, there are 18 regular stars from season 47 remaining, including the show's longest-running cast member to date, Kenan Thompson.
Ahead, check out all of the actors who are exiting "SNL" ahead of season 48.