saturday night live cast season 47

Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Let's know about the cast of SNL season 47.

Kenan Thompson

(Repertory Player)

Thompson, a repertory player, is the longest-running "SNL" cast member of all time. He first appeared on the sketch series in 2003 when he was 25 years old.

Kate McKinnon

(Repertory Player)

McKinnon made her "SNL" debut mid-way through season 37 after former cast member Paul Brittain exited in 2012. Now a repertory player, McKinnon is one of the veteran cast members on season 47.

Cecily Strong

(Repertory Player)

Strong has been a regular at Studio 8H since joining the cast in 2012. Now, she focuses on sketch work and impressions as a repertory player, while still making the occasional "Weekend Update" visit.

Aidy Bryant

(Repertory Player)

Bryant made her first "SNL" appearance on season 38 in 2012, moving from featured player to repertory player the following year.

Colin Jost

(Repertory Player)

Jost first wrote for "SNL" in 2005 before taking over for Seth Meyers on the "Weekend Update" segment in 2014. Three years later, he became one of the show's head writers.

Michael Che

(Repertory Player)

Che became an "SNL" staff writer in 2013 and stepped in front of the camera the following year, joining Jost on the "Weekend Update" segment as a co-anchor. In 2017, he became the co-head writer for "SNL."

Kyle Mooney

(Repertory Player)

Mooney has been on the sketch comedy series since joining the season 39 cast in 2013. He was the only cast member to be promoted from featured player to repertory player ahead of season 41 in 2015.

Pete Davidson

(Repertory Player)

At just 20 years old, Davidson joined the "SNL" cast for its 40th season in 2014. The stand-up comedian has since become a fixture on the show as a repertory player, particularly well-known for his "Weekend Update" appearances.

Mikey Day

(Repertory Player)

Day kicked off his "SNL" career in 2013 as a writer for season 39 before becoming a featured player in 2016. He was then promoted to the main cast ahead of season 44.

Melissa Villaseñor

(Repertory Player)

Villaseñor became the comedy sketch series' first Latina cast member when she was hired as a featured player for season 42 in 2016. She graduated to repertory player in 2018.

Alex Moffat

(Repertory Player)

Moffat was hired as a featured player for season 42 of  "SNL" in 2016. The comedian became a repertory player two years later on season 44.

Chris Redd

(Repertory Player)

After Redd's first "SNL" audition didn't land him a slot on the show, he tried out again. The comedian's second attempt proved successful, and he joined the cast as a featured player on season 43 in 2017. Redd was promoted to repertory player two years later.

Heidi Gardner

(Repertory Player)

Gardner was added to the season 43 "SNL" cast roster as a featured player in 2017. Two years later, she was bumped to repertory player for season 45.

Ego Nwodim

(Repertory Player)

The "SNL" team welcomed Nwodim as a featured player on season 44. She rose in the ranks, becoming a main cast member ahead of season 46 in 2020.

Bowen Yang

(Repertory Player)

Yang served as an "SNL" staff writer on season 44 in 2018 before becoming a featured player the following season, making the Chinese-American comedian the show's first Asian-American full-time cast member. Ahead of season 47, Yang was promoted to repertory player.

Chloe Fineman

(Repertory Player)

Fineman made her "SNL" debut on season 45 in 2019. The skilled impressionist joined the main cast as a repertory player two years later.Ahead of season 47, Yang was promoted to repertory player.

Andrew Dismukes

(Featured Player)

Dismukes worked as a staff writer for the show in 2017 before getting hired as a featured player for season 46 in 2020.

Punkie Johnson

(Featured Player)

Johnson, New Orleans-born stand-up comedian, began her "SNL" career in 2020 as a featured player on season 46.

Aristotle Athari

(Featured Player)

Season 47 will be newcomer Athari's first time appearing on "SNL." He previously played Gabe on "Silicon Valley" and appeared in the 2018 comedy special "Goatface" alongside Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, and Fahim Anwar.

Sarah Sherman

(Featured Player)

Sherman, a stand-up comedian that performs under the stage name Sarah Squirm, is one of the three new featured players that will join the season 47 "SNL" cast.

James Austin Johnson

(Featured Player)

"SNL" hired Johnson, a comedian whose impressions of former US President Donald Trump have gone viral, as a featured player for season 47.

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