Pete Davidson left Saturday Night Live with other cast members like Kate McKinnon during the season finale. These departures came after months of speculation, which however remained interesting. SNL tenures were arguably shorter back in the day, just ask series alum David Spade. Spade explained why he feels that people like Davidson are going for eight or more years.
The actor from Just Shoot Me, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and others stayed the same day during SNL''s 1990s revival. In the past, David Spade, who joined the sketch series for six years before his film and TV career became popular. In fact, in recent times, he admitted that he would not have been able to stick around too long:
People stay longer now. I think you''ve had five years, but Farley five is a huge win for people. It''s hard on the brains, and it''s tough on the body. It''s just a difficult place to be, and I can''t even believe it.
Hes correct to a certain extent. It''s like seeing a theatrical performance in real-time. There are so many moving elements from players and guest hosts nailing their lines without breaking the character to using the set to their advantage. Finally, there''s the audience''s reaction to worry. It can be challenging and devastating.
As many SNL members rise on the show, many of them will adjust to landing a sitcom or start venturing into film. Eventually, they would have to choose between the late-night series and their career. And they would leave, according to viewers. In other instances, a significant overhaul would happen.
The SNLs culture has changed as more members stay longer (the show''s longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson reached a major milestone) for viewers. This allowed certain staple players to float in and out as they desired. So, it appears the sketch comedy series has opened up to the talent pursuing film and television projects while maintaining a steady presence.