Season 41 began in the fall of 2015.

Jon Rudnitsky was added as a new cast member for the season,[1] and Beck Bennett, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, and Sasheer Zamata were promoted to repertory status.[2] 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;[3] O'Brien stated he would continue contributing the "Mike O'Brien Production" short films he had made for the previous season.[4]

Season 41 was the last for longtime cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, who were released from the show following the finale.[5]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Repertory[edit | edit source]

Portal 40 - Vanessa Bayer.png  Portal 40 - Beck Bennett.png  Portal 40 - Aidy Bryant.png 

Portal 40 - Colin Jost.png  Portal 40 - Taran Killam.png  Portal 40 - Kate McKinnon.png 

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Featuring[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Added:

Upgraded To Repertory:

Episodes[edit | edit source]

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.)

Episode
Number
Date Host Musical Guest(s)
788 October 3, 2015
Miley Cyrus
789 October 10, 2015 Amy Schumer The Weeknd
790 October 17, 2015 Tracy Morgan Demi Lovato
791 November 7, 2015 Donald Trump Sia
792 November 14, 2015 Elizabeth Banks Disclosure featuring Lorde and Sam Smith
793 November 21, 2015 Matthew McConaughey Adele
794 December 5, 2015 Ryan Gosling Leon Bridges
795 December 12, 2015 Chris Hemsworth Chance The Rapper
796 December 19, 2015 Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band
797 January 16, 2016 Adam Driver Chris Stapleton
798 January 23, 2016 Ronda Rousey Selena Gomez
799 February 6, 2016 Larry David The 1975
800 February 13, 2016 Melissa McCarthy Kanye West
801 March 5, 2016 Jonah Hill Future
802 March 12, 2016
Ariana Grande
803 April 2, 2016 Peter Dinklage Gwen Stefani
804 April 9, 2016 Russell Crowe Margo Price
805 April 16, 2016 Julia Louis-Dreyfus Nick Jonas
  April 23, 2016
SNL Goodnight Sweet Prince
806 May 7, 2016 Brie Larson Alicia Keys
807 May 14, 2016
Drake
808 May 21, 2016 Fred Armisen Courtney Barnett

References[edit | edit source]

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