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Which Cast Members Are Leaving Saturday Night Live?

A photo of Kristen Wiig

Ok, guys, this is not good news. You know how everyone always says that Saturday Night Live pretty much sucks these days? Well, it’s about to get a lot worse. Do you recognize that lady up there in that picture? Sure you do, that’s Kristen Wiig! She’s extraordinarily funny, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that she carries the whole show. If we had to pick a current star of the show, I’m sure there would be little debate that it’s this lady.

Yeah, she’s gone:

Two sources tell the new Us Weekly (on stands Friday) that several key Saturday Night Live players are following in the footsteps of SNL alums Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and ready to move on.

“Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are all leaving after the end of the season,” says one insider. “It will be a huge blow to the show. Without Andy’s video shorts and Kristen saving every skit, they’ll need help!”

And though a rep for Wiig, 38, and Sudeikis, 36, refutes this — telling Us, “No decisions are made until the season is over” — an insider says the timing is right, especially for the Bridesmaids star.

“Kristen was talking about leaving a while ago,” says a Wiig pal. “With her movie success, it’s no surprise.”

Meanwhile, Sudeikis has a new movie in the works, Relanxious, where he will star opposite his real-life love Olivia Wilde. In the flick (which also features SNL pal Fred Armisen) Sudeikis will play an agoraphobic looking for love.

Andy Samberg too?! The man who is partially responsible for many of my very favorite SNL skits ever? Say it ain’t so! What else, NBC? Who else could you possibly take away from us to hurt us any worse?

Oh yeah, right, there’s Jason Sudeikis too. Um, oh no! Please, don’t!

But wait, let’s think about who else we’ll still have on board. There’s Keenan Thompson and Fred Armisen, who are on their eighth and tenth seasons, respectively, and it looks as though they’re there to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Seth Meyers is on his eleventh season, and he’s pretty good, and then there’s the fabulous Bill Hader, who has been there for seven seasons. Bill Hader could carry that show – Stefon, right? I also usually enjoy Abby Elliot and Vanessa Bayer, on their fourth and second seasons. So I guess all isn’t lost, right? There will still be some good stuff to look forward to (again, Stefon).

Besides, it’s not like Saturday Night Live will ever actually get cancelled. It won’t ever get cancelled, will it?

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  • Too bad for SNL. On another note, has anybody else noticed that everytime you see this woman, she looks entirely different? Remember the Oscars? She could have walked right by me and I wouldn’t have known it was her. What is she doing?!

  • Yeah, no. Kristen Wiig is the MOST overrated person on SNL. She does the same. exact. character in every skit. The character in Bridesmaids was the same. exact. character she’s ever done on SNL. She’s a one note ‘comedian’ and I, for one, am overjoyed she’s leaving. So sick of seeing her in every skit. Not funny. SoooOooo not funny.

    • She was funny for a while, but the whole “look at me I’m so awkward” thing has gotten old. Just like T-Swift’s “look at me I was so sad in high school” schtick.

  • Sooo sick of SNL alumni showing up on awards’ programs, guest-starring roles, etc.! Take a break for all the rest of us. Please.