Why start now?
Rudy Giuliani, when asked by Lorne Michaels if the show can be funny, September 29, 2001

Season 27
Premier: September 29, 2001
Last episode: May 18, 2002
Episodes: 20
Weekend Update anchor(s): Jimmy Fallon
Tina Fey
Season Chronology
Previous Season 26
Next Season 28

Season 27 started on September 29, 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks. The first episode opened with a moving tribute featuring New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Paul Simon, and members of the New York City police and fire departments. As the show continued to entertain, four new cast members were hired and one would be re-hired midseason. This season was the final one for Will Ferrell.



Portal 26 - Rachel Dratch  Portal 26 - Jimmy Fallon  Portal 26 - Will Ferrell 

Portal 26 - Tina Fey  Portal 26 - Ana Gasteyer  Portal 26 - Darrell Hammond 

Portal 26 - Chris Kattan  Portal 26 - Tracy Morgan  Portal 26 - Chris Parnell 

Portal 26 - Amy Poehler  Portal 26 - Maya Rudolph  Portal 26 - Horatio Sanz 


Portal 26 - Dean Edwards  Portal 26 - Seth Meyers  Portal 26 - Jeff Richards 


  • Amy Poehler promoted to repertory player as of January 12.
  • Chris Parnell was fired at the end of the previous season, and was rehired mid-season. His first episode back was March 2.


Preceded by:
Season 26
Season 27
(2001 - 2002)
Followed by:
Season 28

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