Saturday Night Live announced new staff writer hires last week in advance of its 43rd season premiere.
But SNL usually doesn’t put out press releases or make much ado about the comings and goings of its writers, whether because they don’t want to trumpet when someone gets hired only for a week or two, or because they just like to keep their lips as tight as their ship.
Either way, the end credits revelead that after Ryan Gosling thanked Jay-Z, celebrity cameos from Emma Stone and Alec Baldwin, and Lorne Michaels, the cast and crew, two of SNL’s co-head writers from last season, Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, had departed.
Also not staying up late Tuesday nights this fall inside 30 Rock: Jeremy Beiler, Zack Bornstein, Joanna Bradley, Rob Klein and Drew Michael.
IN for Season 43 from the start on the SNL writing staff…
Head Writers: Bryan Tucker, Kent Sublette
Written By: James Anderson, Kristen Bartlett, Steven Castillo, Andrew Dismukes, Anna Drezen, Claire Friedman, Fran Gillespie, Sudi Green, Steve Higgins, Sam Jay, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Nick Kocher, Michael Koman, Erik Marino, Dave McCary, Brian McElhaney, Lorne Michaels, Gray Richardson, Will Stephen, Julio Torres
Writing Supervised By: Streeter Seidell
Weekend Update Head Writer: Pete Schultz
Weekend Update Written By: Megan Callahan, Michael Che, Dennis McNicholas, Nimesh Patel, Josh Patten, Katie Rich