Friday, May 24, 2024

We Were Right: “SNL” Adds Three New Players (Named Here), But MVP Beck Bennett is Exiting Show


I told you over the weekend “Saturday Night Live” was adding three new players. I named them. They are Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman aka Sarah Squirm.

But the bad news is Beck Bennett, an MVP Leading man who’s played everyone from Mike Pence to Vladimir Putin, is leaving. He will be sorely missed.

Everyone else from the main cast is returning including Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson. Even Pete Davidson. Also out with Bennett is featured player Lauren Holt.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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