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.”
via Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg Jason Sudeikis to Leave Saturday Night Live? – Yahoo! omg!.
Huh. That’s quite a blow to SNL if this turns out to be true. Andy’s shorts & Kristen’s saving all the skits really make the shows. All that will be left is Seth doing the news. I know SNL has lost great cast members before and survived, naturally, but I doubt the rest of the current cast can really step up to the plate and save the show. Maybe it’s time to retire the show? I don’t know. What do you think?