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The thirty-seventh season of Saturday Night Live premiered on September 24, 2011 and concluded it on May 19, 2012. This is the final season for Paul Brittain, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Abby Elliott as cast members, and the first season to star Kate McKinnon as a cast member. Nasim Pedrad was upgraded to repertory status. Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah were still featured players until next season. Paul Brittain left the show in the middle of the season to move on the some other stuff. So Vanessa, Taran and Jay were still featured players until next season.



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Fred Armisen
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Abby Elliott
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Bill Hader
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Seth Meyers
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Bobby Moynihan
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Nasim Pedrad
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Andy Samberg
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Jason Sudeikis
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Kenan Thompson
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Kristen Wiig


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Vanessa Bayer
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Paul Brittain
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Taran Killam
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Kate McKinnon
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Jay Pharoah


  • Paul Brittain: Last January 14
  • Kate McKinnon: First April 7


Date Image Host Music Guest
September 24, 2011 11ahost1.jpg Alec Baldwin Radiohead
October 1, 2011 11bhost1.jpg Melissa McCarthy Lady Antebellum
October 8, 2011 11chost1.jpg Ben Stiller Foster the People
October 15, 2011 11dhost1.jpg Anna Faris Drake
November 5, 2011 11ehost1.jpg Charlie Day Maroon 5
November 12, 2011 11fhost1.jpg Emma Stone Coldplay
November 19, 2011 11ghost1.jpg Jason Segel Florence + the Machine
December 3, 2011 11hhost1.jpg Steve Buscemi The Black Keys
December 10, 2011 11ihost1.jpg Katy Perry Robyn
December 17, 2011 11jhost1.jpg Jimmy Fallon Michael Bublé
January 7, 2012 11khost1.jpg Charles Barkley Kelly Clarkson
January 14, 2012 11lhost5.jpg Daniel Radcliffe Lana Del Rey
February 4, 2012 11mhost1.jpg Channing Tatum Bon Iver
February 11, 2012 11nhost1.jpg Zooey Deschanel Karmin
February 18, 2012 11ohost6.jpg Maya Rudolph Sleigh Bells
March 3, 2012 11phost1.jpg Lindsay Lohan Jack White
March 10, 2012 11qhost1.jpg Jonah Hill The Shins
April 7, 2012 11rhost1.jpg Sofía Vergara One Direction
April 14, 2012 11shost1.jpg Josh Brolin Gotye
May 5, 2012 11thost1.jpg Eli Manning Rihanna
May 12, 2012 11uhost1.jpg Will Ferrell Usher
May 19, 2012 11vhost1.jpg Mick Jagger Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck


  • Alec Baldwin, who hosted the September 24, 2011 episode and the season premiere, attains the record of most frequent host which was formerly shared with him and Steve Martin, with sixteen times hosting. That episode was also Baldwin's first time hosting a season premiere, and has joined Martin in becoming one of two men to host a season premiere, a Christmas episode and a season finale.
  • With this season Seth Meyers surpasses Tina Fey as the longest serving Weekend Update anchor, though she remains the longest serving female Update anchor.


Preceded by:
Season 36
Season 37
(2011— 2012)
Followed by:
Season 38