Saturday Night Live – Season 44

Character: Various
Created by: Lorne Michaels
Premiere date: September 29, 2018
Episodes: 21
Genre: Comedy
Running time: 1h 30min

“Saturday Night Live” premiered its first episode of the 44th season on September 29, 2018 with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West.

This season of SNL welcomed many big names such as Jonah Hill, Steve Carell, Jason Momoa, Matt Damon, James McAvoy, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Rudd, and many more. It also welcomed back many SNL alumni such as Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, and Adam Sandler. We also got several cameos from SNL alumni including Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.

It was a big season for Kate. According to Vulture, she was the cast member that got the most screen time during this season. Browse through this page to learn more about all the sketches and characters that Kate played on the 44th season of SNL.


Repertory Players: Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor

Featured Players: Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd

Production Photos

Episode Guide

44×01 – Adam Driver/Kanye West (original air date: September 29, 2018)
44x02 - Awkwafina/Travis Scott (original air date: October 6, 2018)
44x03 - Seth Meyers/Paul Simon (original air date: October 13, 2018)
44x04 - Jonah Hill/Maggie Rogers (original air date: November 3, 2018)
44x05 - Liev Schreiber/Li'l Wayne (original air date: November 10, 2018)
44x06 - Steve Carell/Ella Mai (original air date: November 17, 2018)
44x07 - Claire Foy/Anderson.Paak (original air date: December 1, 2018)
44x08 - Jason Momoa/Mumford & Sons (original air date: December 8, 2018)
44x09 - Matt Damon/Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus (original air date: December 15, 2018)
44x10 - Rachel Brosnahan/Greta Van Fleet (original air date: January 19, 2019)
44x11 - James McAvoy/Meek Mill (original air date: January 26, 2019)
44x12 - Halsey (original air date: February 9, 2019)
44x13 - Don Cheadle/Gary Clark Jr. (original air date: February 16, 2019)
44x14 - John Mulaney/Thomas Rhett (original air date: March 2, 2019)
44x15 - Idris Elba/Khalid (original air date: March 9, 2019)
44x16 - Sandra Oh/Tame Impala (original air date: March 30, 2019)
44x17 - Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles (original air date: April 6, 2019)
44x18 - Emma Stone/BTS (original air date: April 13, 2019)
44x19 - Adam Sandler/Shawn Mendes (original air date: May 4, 2019)
44x20 - Emma Thompson/Jonas Brothers (original air date: May 11, 2019)
44x21 - Paul Rudd/DJ Khaled (original air date: May 18, 2019)

Recurring Characters

Kate has been playing many recurring characters and impressions over the years on SNL. Here’s a list of all the recurring characters Kate has played during Season 44.

Lindsey Graham
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Debette Goldry
Laura Ingraham
Jeff Sessions
Ms. Rafferty
Rudy Giuliani
Mika Brzezinski
Kellyanne Conway
Ellen Degeneres
Theresa May
Nancy Pelosi
Elizabeth Warren
Wilbur Ross
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Joy Behar
Queen Elizabeth
Sheila Sovage

Recurring Sketches

List with all the recurring sketches that Kate appeared on this season.

Cinema Classics
Film Panel
Close Encounter
Morning Joe
Family Feud
The View
Last Call

Cut For Time Sketches

Some sketches don’t make the cut for the live show and sometimes Kate’s part also gets cut because of time. Sometimes NBC releases photos from Kate’s parts that got cut and sometimes they upload cut for time sketches on YouTube. Here’s a list of all the sketches and Kate’s parts that were cut from this season.

Sketch Character Episode
Hype* Lindsey Graham 44×02
Outside The Women’s Bathroom* Woman outside the bathroom 44×05
Twinings Extreme Woman exercising 44×20

*Sketches where Kate’s part got cut but the sketch still aired


  • Cold Open: 17
  • Live From New York, It’s Saturday Night: 13
  • Live Sketches: 75
  • Pre-taped sketches: 18
  • Weekend Update features: 6