Created by: Lorne Michaels
Premiere date: October 2, 2021
Running time: 1h 30min
The forty-seventh season of the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live premiered on October 2, 2021, during the 2021–22 television season with host Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves, and concluded on May 21, 2022 with host Natasha Lyonne and musical guest Japanese Breakfast. For the first time, the season’s first five episodes and the remainder from episode ten onward were live-streamed on the streaming service Peacock in addition to its coast-to-coast live television broadcast.
Kate McKinnon did not appear in the first seven episodes of the season, as she was filming Joe vs. Carole. This was the final season for McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, who both had been cast members since 2012, Kyle Mooney who had been a cast member since 2013, and Davidson, who had been since 2014.
Repertory Players: Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Bowen Yang
Featured Players: Aristotle Athari, Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson, Sarah Sherman