|Premier:||October 3, 2015|
|Last episode:||May 21, 2016|
|Weekend Update anchor(s):|| Colin Jost|
Season 41 began in the fall of 2015.
Jon Rudnitsky was added as a new cast member for the season, and Beck Bennett, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, and Sasheer Zamata were promoted to repertory status. Five well-known writers left the show before the start of the season: Nick Rutherford, Natasha Rothwell, Alison Rich, Claire Mulaney, and season 39 featured player Mike O'Brien; O'Brien stated he would continue contributing the "Mike O'Brien Production" short films he had made for the previous season.
Upgraded To Repertory:
Following the death of Prince on April 21st, a scheduled repeat of the April 2nd Peter Dinklage episode, due to run on April 23rd, was pulled and replaced by SNL Goodnight Sweet Prince. (The April 2nd episode had been advertised for the following week during the April 16 live broadcast.)
- ↑ Saturday Night Live Makes Just One New Hire for the Upcoming Season
- ↑ ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promotes Kyle Mooney to Repertory Player for Season 41
- ↑ SNL writers shuffle: Mike O'Brien and four others leave; six newcomers added
- ↑ Tweet by @snltrivia retweeted by O'Brien
- ↑ Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah Out at ‘Saturday Night Live’
(2015 - 2016)