Beck Bennett Leaves ‘SNL’ as Rest of Cast Set to Return, Along With Three New Featured Players, for Season 47

Beck Bennett Leaves ‘SNL’ as Rest of Cast Set to Return, Along With Three New Featured Players, for Season 47

9/27/2021 7:01:00 PM

Beck Bennett Leaves ‘SNL’ as Rest of Cast Set to Return, Along With Three New Featured Players, for Season 47

Beck Bennett, the versatile “Saturday Night Live” player who has won notice for his impressions of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence over eight seasons…

late-night series even as it welcomes back a number of senior cast members who hinted they might be ready to depart.Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Michael Che and Kenan Thompson will all return for the show’s 47th season, along with Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, and Melissa Villaseñor. Two featured players from last season, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, have been promoted to be members of the regular cast. Andrew Dismukes and Punkie Johnson will return in their featured role. And the show will welcome three new featured players: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

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In decades past, “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels insisted that cast members make the program their primary focus. But last year,the rules began to change,and they will continue to do so this year. Some veteran members of the cast are likely to appear less frequently than usual, according to a person familiar with the program, and will have some leeway to pursue projects outside the show. The large cast should give “SNL” room to fill any absences with contributions from some of the show’s up and coming staff.

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my favorite :((( Who?!?!? He’ll be missed. 😫 What? Who is this? Wow what a loss. He was AMAZINGLY FUNNY. At a time when we want to acknowledge women and poc, we somehow ended up not recognizing the talent that this white male has. Shame, he is very talented.

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I always thought this guy looked and sounded exactly like Tom Lennon. i am so sad it’ll be even more unwatchable this season WHAT NO 😭😭😭 I really liked Beck!!! noooooooo not hot boy beck Well, Pence is gone, too. So there is that. gonna miss dude. he was funny. i don't think snl has recovered from bobby moynihan leaving.

😥 All roads lead to Putin...

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formerrepublic7 NO...........NO.......... say it isn't so! I love his game show skit, “Why is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot?” Oh man he’s so great Another reason to hope that the pee-pee tape turns out to be real surfaces some day. He'd have to return for that. Bummer. He was always solid. Hope it’s for new and better opportunities.

I like him when he plays putin with his shirt off. Ohhhhh that’s his name.... - 95% of the country right now Who Bad move. He was one of the best of this cast. Nooooooooo! I love that guy.

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Ah, man. Gonna miss you, becbenit I know I'll see you again, though! ✌️🙂 I will miss Beck! Hope he has some cool gigs lined up. He was one of the only ones worth half a shit He was my second least favorite cast member, good riddance Will truly miss him and 125% commitment. What a revelation of talent after only knowing him from commercials with kids. Wishing him all the best in next endeavors. Glad the rest decided to stay.

Dammit! Awww, I will miss Beck. CJPFXS NOOOOOOOOOOOOO No....not Puti?!!!!! nbcsnl

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Damn. I’m really sad about this one. One of my favorites. Who cares Git on outta here, ya biscuit!!! 😧 NONONONONONONONOOONONONONO Back to AT&T commercials I guess. What’s with the stupid capitalization? Oh NOOOOOO 😞 You are the best dude. I wish you well in your future endeavors. Please stay safe out there.

Who will play Putin? And Putin's twin Mitch McConnell. Say it ain't so Beck Bennett! Don't leave us! Nooooooooooo!

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I'm always sad to see any cast member not ret7to SNL. I'm amazed it was only 2 who aren't coming back. Aristotle Athari on episode 100 of ShoesOffPod is crazy good. Definitely worth a watch. He'll be great on SNL. Ms. Becky be gone! 😭😭😭 🥺🥺🥺 Good for him. He can go make comedy now Who? jasper_sams sorry for your loss

I liked him!!

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He is so funny also. Huge loss for SNL. Noooo he was my favorite current cast member!! Bummer Damn. I like this cast a lot but he's the last one I'd want to see leave. Awww 💔 That’s a big loss to the show. Wishing him the best though. I’m glad, and surprised, that the rest of last season’s cast is coming back

Ab that sucks 😭 No one cares anymore too woke He was so underused in the past few seasons WHAT

Best of Luck! Sucks. He was a great player. :( Hopefully Kyle leaves too and they start their own show together