Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Kyle Mooney are all leaving the show. The first four are pursuing other opportunities in showbiz, while Mooney has been offered the all-night shift at White Castle.

Kidding aside, this is a seismic shift in the SNL tectonics. Che is the (co-)head writer, McKinnon is arguably the most talented cast member, and Davidson has achieved rock-star status on the show, on the level of Murphy or Belushi.