There is report coming out of the New York Daily News that “Saturday Night Live” cast member Andy Samberg is definitely leaving the late-night sketch show and that Jason Sudeikis is on the fence, but might leave as well in the wake of Kristen Wiig‘s on-air goodbye this past Saturday (May 19).
An insider who attended an “after-after-party” for “SNL” says that Sudeikis could be overheard saying he “wasn’t sure about staying about leaving.” A different NBC source says that the buzz around the office Monday was that Sudeikis was angry “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels gave Kristen such a send-off, singling her out even though Sudeikis has been with the show just as long.
As for Samberg, a third source says, “Andy is definitely leaving. ‘Lazy Sunday 2’ was an homage to all his
work, and that’s why [former ‘SNL’ cast member] Chris Parnell came
What do you think, “SNL” fans? Was Kristen unfairly singled out? Or perhaps Sudeikis and Samberg had not officially decided, so that is why they weren’t included in the send-off?
And how do you feel about all these departures? Will new faces breathe new life into the show, or perhaps get some of the past couple seasons’ bit players into brighter spotlights?
Or maybe you don’t even care, since “SNL” hasn’t been really good since the days of Phil Hartman and “Wayne’s World”? Sound off in the comments!