Another fan favorite is leaving Saturday Night Live.
Yesterday, Jason Sudeikis announced that he would not be returning to the hit sketch comedy show for its 39th season. After spending 10 seasons with SNL, including two as a writer, the 37-year-old revealed to David Letterman that he was leaving the show.
“I’m definitely done,” revealed the actor, who is most known for his portrayals of Governor Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden, and the devil himself on SNL. “I’m not coming back in the fall.”
Jason has been quite the busy fella in recent months. Not only has the actor been starring in more movies, including the new flick We’re The Millers, which comes out next month and co-stars Jennifer Aniston, but he’s also been spending a lot of time with his new fiancée Olivia Wilde.
In a recent production of These Girls, an evening of monologues hosted by Glamour magazine, Jason’s bride-to-be got pretty candid about how busy the pair has been.
“[Jason and I] have sex like Kenyan marathon runners!”
With his new movie, big wedding, and extremely… active personal life, Jason does not really need SNL anymore.
Saturday Night Live has endured some show-altering casting shakeups over the past few seasons. In 2011, the hilarious Kristen Wiig left to focus on her film career. This past season the show lost Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, who both decided to pursue other projects after spending many seasons on the show.
Seth Meyers, SNL’s head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor, announced he would be departing halfway through this season in order to start his new job hosting an NBC late-night program.
It will be interesting to see who replaces all of these key players on Saturday Night Live. Nothing has been announced yet so we will have to see what happens when the new season premieres in September.
To see Jason’s big announcement, check out the video below:
What do you think about all of the SNL casting shakeups? Should the show just bring Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Will Ferrell back to run things? Sound off in the comments section below!