Saturday Night Live is a weekly American TV show, running since 1975. Actors, comedians, and artists get together to perform short, hilarious skits on current, intelligent, and at times ridiculous topics. Regular hosts and casts of the show include A-listers Michale Che, Andy Samberg, and Fred Amison among others.

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An SNL monologue, featuring Scarlett Johansson.

An Emmy-winning late-night satirical news show, Saturday Night Live or famously abbreviated SNL is a highly sought-after TV show. With celebrities appearing on the show for promotions and otherwise regularly. SNL is one of the most viewed and loved American TV shows. However, as pleasing and interesting as it might be for the audience. On the other end of the spectrum, SNL shows are extremely difficult to pull off from a production standpoint.

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Reasons for Kate McKinnon’s exit from Saturday Night Live

Putting together an episode of SNL involves a hectic six-day work week involving the host, cast, writers, and producers. Actor and comedian, Kate McKinnon left the show at the end of season 47 earlier this year, alongside Pete Davidson, Kyle Mooney, and Aidy Bryant. McKinnon said her farewell at the start of the show with another edition of her long-running Close Encounters sketch, which concluded with her saying, “Earth, I love you. Thanks for letting me stay a while.” 

Kate McKinnon in SNL.
Kate McKinnon in multiple characters for SNL sketches.

McKinnon recently in an interview, opened up about her decision to quit the acclaimed show. “I thought about it for a very long time, and it was very, very hard,” she began. “All I ever wanted to do in my whole life was be on Saturday Night Live. So, I did, I loved it, I had the best decade, and then I was just like, my body was tired, and I felt like it was time.”

Fans however seemed unaccepting of Kate’s reason, Twitteratis were quick to express their views on the same:

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Will Kate still watch Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

In the interview, Kate enquired about her tuning in to watch the show. Regardless of her exit from the same. To which Kate McKinnon replied by saying, “I don’t know what I will do. I don’t know that I can watch the show yet because it’s too emo because I miss everyone so much. It’s my family. It’s too emo. So, I think I’m just going to take The Bachelorette and watch it.”

Kate McKinnon.
Kate McKinnon poses at an event.

Elsewhere, a UK version of Saturday Night Live is reportedly in the works. Albeit Kate’s exit, the show would continue to air. As the nearly 5-decade-old show has continued to, regardless of the exits and arrivals of innumerable stars. While Kate McKinnon unanimously would go down as one of the most famous and loved cast members of SNL.


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