Season 47 of Saturday Night Live will come to an end next weekend, and so the show summer vacation is always accompanied by speculation about cast members departing.
SNL has become more flexible in recent years, which allows top cast members to take hiatus to work on other projects as a way to keep them on the program. However, the severe schedule inevitably gets old and most cast members eventually move on.
Michael Che, who has co-hosted Weekend Update with Colin Jost since 2014, has revealed that the arrangement might be different soon. In a new interview with The New York Times, Che said he does not intend to stay on SNL much longer.
Che said that I have been there for the past five seasons, but I do believe that I will not be here. This show is designed for younger voices and, at some point, it will be something more interesting to watch at the halfway mark of the show than me and the dumb Jost.
Lorne Michaels will not appear on his show after this season, according to the New York Times. He stated that a year of change might be in place for Che after this season. However, he stated that he prefers to keep Che on the weekend update desk.
If I had my way, then I would not be here, according to Michaels. I dont always get my way. But when you have someone who is the real thing, you want to keep an eye on it as long as you can.
Che isn''t the only SNL cast member suspected to be looking out for something. Pete Davidson has often criticized his departure, declaring in a 2020 interview that he wished 2019 was his last year on the series.
Davidson said that in this building, I have a strange feeling. If Im the joke or Im in on the joke. I really wanted  to be my last year, but im still around and trying to get it away.
Season 47 of Saturday Night Live is expected to kick off on May 21, with Natasha Lyonne hosting the season finale and a Japanese Breakfast as the final musical guest.