Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

Inside look

Pete Davidson to Exit 'Saturday Night Live' After Eight Years

Pete Davidson is poised to leave Saturday Night Live at the end of its 47th season this weekend. 

Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney will also join Davidson on quitting the show.

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The news of their departure indicates that the long-running show is poised to make a significant shift in its casting and reconfigure the show before the following season to introduce new characters.

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McKinnon and Bryant have both been SNL regulars since joining the show in 2012, breaking the pattern with their impersonation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Senator Ted Cruz, respectively.

Mooney arrived in 2013 and has since made a name for himself with his characteristic odd routines.

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Davidson began the group relatively unknown, but has grown into an underappreciated presence over the years.

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All four cast members have become staples for the show over the years, and their departure leaves large shoes to fill.

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Davidson's stint featured his well-known "Weekend Update" impersonations of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Rami Malek. Fans of the programme are aware that, with his departure, his recurring character Chad would no longer be broadcasting "live from New York."

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