Saturday Night Live is losing its talent left and right. After it was announced this week that Seth Meyers is taking over the ‘Late Night’ show when Jimmy Fallon leaves for the Tonight show, fellow SNL veteran Bill Hader is reportedly leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ after this week’s show.
Bill Hader, who has been on the show for eight years, told the New York Times: “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’” Saturday’s season finale will be the 34-year-old funny man’s last show.
Hader said his decision came when Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig both left the show last year. His wife (The To Do List writer and director Maggie Carey) and family also wanted to move to Los Angeles.
Aside from Seth Meyers, SNL veterans Fred Armisen (the second-longest tenured cast member after Meyers) and Jason Sudeikis (who has been a writer/audience extra of SNL in 2003 and as part of the cast in 2005) are reportedly undecided if they are leaving the show too.
Lorne Michaels revealed to the Times that he didn’t know if those two (Armisen & Sudeikis) had made up their minds about leaving, saying: “I think they’re making their decisions and we’ll know soon enough. I’ve said what I wanted to say to both. You never keep anybody there who doesn’t want to be there, and there is a right time to leave, but it’s more about where they are in their lives.”
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