SNL loses Beck Bennett and adds star players Sarah Sherman, Aristotle Athari and James Austin Johnson

With Saturday Night Live’s With season 47’s premiere approaching this weekend (October 2), the show has finally announced the full cast for the new season, which includes three new featured players and at least one surprising longtime cast member. weather. Sarah Sherman, Aristotle Athari, and James Austin Johnson join the show, bringing the cast to a whopping 21 people, and Beck Bennett leaves, along with Lauren Holt.

After eight seasons on the show, starting as a featured player in season 39 in 2013, Bennett announced his departure in an Instagram post: “I love you SNL. I’m going to miss you so much. Thank you for 8 years of extraordinary people and Incredible experiences. That completely changed my life. I had a lot of fun. “

Also, Lauren Holt, who started as a standout player last season, won’t be returning either. Two other previous featured players, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, have become full cast members.

Despite some indications At the end of last season that SNL heavyweights Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, and Kenan Thompson might be considering leaving the show, they will all be staying, as is Lorne Michaels. wanted.

Sherman, known online as Sarah squirm, It is done quite well known for her use of technicolor and body horror DIY creations, as well as the work she has put into Swimming for adults, Stands for TV, and she “Weird and offbeat variety show, Helltrap Nightmare.”

“SNL just made a BIG mistake!” she tweeted today.

You may recognize Aristotle Athari from Silicon Valley, where he played programmer Gabe in saddle pants in season six. It is also a successful comedian who was part of Hasan Minaj’s sketch group Goat face.

Besides being a comedian, podcast hostand have a role in Better call Saul, James Austin Johnson is best known for having possibly perfected Trump’s only good impression in the world. “That’s the main thing that I focus on, is that this is a rough old man who is inches from death at any moment,” he said. said Discourse about getting into Trump’s mind space and finding the voice.

Season 47 begins on Saturday. The show previously announced the hosts for the first four episodes, beginning with Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves. Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek, and Jason Sudeikis will host other episodes throughout October.

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