In light of recent cast departures, Peyton Manning makes fun of SNL’s “humiliating attempt at relevance”

What will “Saturday Night Live!” look like without Chris Redd or Kate McKinnon? Eli and Peyton Manning are unsure.

The hosts, Miles Teller and Andrew Dismuke, who play the Manning brothers, address the topic at hand: the recent cast departures. Along with the forced departures of Aristotle Athari, Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseor, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney announced their departures before to the May finale. Recently, USA TODAY discovered Chris Redd would be leaving the show after five seasons.


“There were a lot of show tweaks that might be fun. Let’s see what they came up with throughout the course of the full summer “Says Teller in a great Peyton impersonation.

The football duo parodies the season opener on their “Monday Night Football” ESPN2 show during the cold open, and viewers sigh at the formulaic sketches, which range from tired jokes about the late president Donald Trump (“Way to change it up,” Peyton remarks) to references to “desperate” Gen Z.

The “numbers,” however, don’t look very good: “14 attempted jokes this episode, just 1 mild laugh, and 3 laughs.” However, the brothers ask the real Jon Hamm to comment on the development in an effort to renew the appeal. He makes fun of both the show’s lacklustre content and host selection.

Next to a miffed Teller, Hamm remarks, “Sometimes they need to bring in a real celebrity when the host isn’t that renowned.” “I mean, they had to acquire the co-star when they couldn’t get Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm, or the actor of the major summer blockbuster.”

With the sketch show Saturday, Teller took his first trip on Saturday. Along with the “Top Gun” star, Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker made their Studio 8H debuts.

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