3 more exit 'SNL'
Oscar hopeful gets 6-min standing O in Venice
What to know
Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, Aristotle Athari leaving SNL… And then there were 14. I’m not surprised that Moffat and Villaseñor are heading out—they’ve been with the series for a while—but Athari was brand new this season. Athari got a few things on the show this season, mostly reinterpretations of his audition bits, so it’s hard to know what happened there. Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, and Pete Davidson have also left, so we should see a much-needed smaller cast this year. Judging by who’s left, it seems SNL might be headed into a weird and silly era (echoing the late ‘00s and early ‘10s) — which is very exciting. 🗽
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