Earlier this week (27 September), the cast for the new season was introduced in full.
Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson will all be returning together with the remainder of the present’s ensemble – Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang.
Andrew Dismukes and Punkie Johnson are returning as featured gamers, joined by three newcomers: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson, and Sarah Sherman.
When it involves the cast, how much every member is paid has been a carefully guarded secret though a report in Tuko gave some clues as to the present’s highest earners.
Cast members on the present are reportedly paid on an episode-by-episode foundation on a scale of expertise: these with the most expertise earn extra.
Tuko studies that Kenan Thompson is considered one of the highest paid cast-members, being the longest-serving cast member in the historical past of present. He begun his work there in 2003 and is alleged to earn round $25,000 per episode.
It’s the identical quantity as Colin Jost – who has been on the present since 2014 – Kate McKinnon who joined in 2013, and Cecily Strong, who made her debut in 2015.
Michael Che joined SNL in 2013 first as a visitor author and later as a workers author earlier than making his full debut on the present in 2014. He is one other of the subsequent highest paid cast members and is rumoured to take dwelling $15,000 every episode.
It’s the identical quantity too as Pete Davidson – considered one of the present’s principal cast members – in addition to Mikey Day, who joined the present first as a author earlier than turning into a full cast member in 2016.
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Heidi Gardner joined the SNL cast in 2017 and is reported to earn round $8000 per episode whereas Alex Everett Moffat, a cast member since 2018 who portrayed Eric Trump on the present, is rumoured to be paid between $8000 and $15,000.
The new season of the present begins this week on 2 October.
Kim Kardashian West, Jason Sudeikis, and Rami Malek have been introduced as a few of this season’s different hosts, whereas Halsey, Young Thug, and Brandi Carlile will all function as musical company.