Saturday Night Live Season 36

Saturday Night Live Season 36

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-sixth season during the 2010–2011 television season on NBC. This season began on September 25, 2010 with former cast member Amy Poehler serving as host and Katy Perry as the musical guest, and ended on May 21, 2011 with Justin Timberlake serving as host and Lady Gaga as musical guest. Prior to the start of the season, many cast changes occurred. Will Forte, who had been with the show since 2002, announced on August 26, 2010 that he would be leaving the show. Featured player Jenny Slate was let go from the show after only one season. Abby Elliott and Bobby Moynihan were promoted to repertory status, becoming the first featured players to be promoted since 2006. The show hired four new cast members: Chicago improvisers Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain from ImprovOlympic; stand-up comic/impressionist Jay Pharoah; and comedic actor Taran Killam of The Groundlings, who, like Jeff Richards was a former cast member on SNL's rival sketch show, MADtv. This season also debuted a new animated feature voiced by former SNL cast members, called "Greetings from American America", created by former SNL head writer Fred Wolf.

NameSaturday Night Live Season 36
Air DateSeptember 25th, 2010
GenreComedy
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesBroadway Video, NBC Studios, Universal Television
Number of Episodes22 Episodes
Plot Keywordslive, sketch comedy, skit
Vanessa Bayer
Vanessa Bayer
Various
Bobby Moynihan
Bobby Moynihan
Various
Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson
Various
Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig
Various
Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers
Various
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen
Various
Bill Hader
Bill Hader
Various
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
Various
Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis
Various
Abby Elliott
Abby Elliott
Various
Nasim Pedrad
Nasim Pedrad
Various

Episodes List