Bennett joined “SNL” in 2013. He was promoted to common cast member in 2015.
Whereas Bennett is departing, Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, Cecily Sturdy, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Michael Che and Kenan Thompson will all return for the present’s forty seventh season.
Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang had been made common cast members.
This season may even have three new featured gamers: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.