Bennett joined "SNL" in 2013. He was promoted to common solid member in 2015.
While Bennett is departing, Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Michael Che and Kenan Thompson will all return for the present's forty seventh season.
Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang had been made common solid members.
This season may even have three new featured gamers: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.