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Though the comedian was notably absent from the opening credits of Oct. 1'spremiere, causing fans to if she had left the show, E! News has learned that Strong is still a cast member on the series.
And Strong had a good reason why she couldn't be in the season's first episode, which was hosted byactor with musical guest : She was starring in the play "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," which is co-produced by none other than SNL creator .
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The revival of this one-woman show, which nabbed's a Tony for its original 1985 Broadway run, premiered earlier this year in New York City's the Shed before hopping to Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum in Sept. Strong will return to Saturday Night Live after the play closes Oct. 23.
Since SNL season 47 ended in May, eight cast members—, , , Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, Aristotle Athari and —announced their from the show. Since then, four new comedians—Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker— for season 48.
Longtime cast membertold that while "you miss your friends when they leave," hopefully the turnover will create opportunities for the newcomers.
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"Hopefully we'll give new people that are just as friendly and just as talented and give them a chance to develop a career," he said. "That's the beauty of SNL—it's launched so many careers and given an opportunity to so many. So when others leave I guess we just have to look at it as an opportunity for someone else and hope to celebrate in that."
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