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

With Saturday Night Live Season 47 premieres this weekend (October 2), and the show has finally announced the full cast of the new season, which includes three new featured players and at least one longtime surprise cast member. Sarah Sherman, Aristotle Athari, and James Austin Johnson join the show, bringing the cast to 21, and Beck Bennett leaves 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: “Love you, SNL. I’m going to miss you so much. Thank you for 8 years of special people and amazing experiences that completely changed my life. I had so much fun.” “

Additionally, Lauren Holt, who started as a featured player last season, will not be returning either. Two other former featured players, Chloe Feynman and Bowen Yang, became full members of the cast.

Despite some indications at the end of last season that SNL heavyweights Cecily Strong, Eddie Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and Keenan Thompson might be considering leaving the show, they all stayed put, just as Lorne Michaels wanted.

Sherman, better known online as Sarah Squirem, is already well known for her use of body-horror creations and hand-colour, as well as for the work she’s done with Adult Swim, Means TV, and her variety show “The funky and popular variety Helltrap Nightmare.”

“SNL just made a huge mistake!!” she chirp Today.

You may know Aristotle archaeologist by Silicon Valley, where he played the chair-pants dressed programmer Gabi in Season 6. He is also a successful comedian who was a part of Hasan Minaj’s Goatface group.

In addition to being a comedian, podcast host, and has a role in The best of Saul on demandJames Austin Johnson is known to have mastered the only good Trump impression in the world. “That’s the main thing I focus on, is that this is a rough old man who is inches from dying at any given moment,” he told Discourse of stepping into Trump’s space and finding the voice.

Season 47 begins on Saturday. The show previously announced the hosts for its first four episodes, kicking it off with Owen Wilson and guest musician Casey Musgraves. Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis will host other episodes throughout October.

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