Although a decent portion of people consider “Saturday Night Live” to be a shadow of its former itself, there have been some highlights. Two of those regular highlights came in the form of Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig.
Last month, Wiig announced that she was leaving the show. Now Andy Samberg has declared he will be following her out the door.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 2, 2012
Andy Samberg will not return to 'SNL' http://t.co/K0BcggQo
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 2, 2012
In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, Samberg confirmed the rumors, and said he will be moving on from the show he’s been an integral part of since 2005. He claimed his choice to leave “was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made.”
With Wiig and Samberg both heading out the door, and Jason Sudeikis rumored to be next, fans are concerned about the future of “Saturday Night Live.”
If Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg AND Jason Sudeikis all leave SNL, that really only leaves Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer, and my sadness. ): #noooo
— B (@notur_bb) June 2, 2012
WHAT?!?!? ANDY SAMBERG QUIT SNL?1 NO NO NO ANDY U CANT DO THIS TO ME WHYYYYY?!??! D':
— Athena??✨ (@AthenaM94) June 2, 2012
Andy Samberg confirms he is leaving SNL. First Lidstrom, now this. Rough week.
— Sarah Brown (@sarbrown) June 2, 2012
andy samberg is leaving SNL…NOOOOOOOOOOO
— patrick y (@P__Jimmy) June 2, 2012
Devastated to hear Andy Samberg is leaving #SNL
— Nick (@mightygar) June 2, 2012
Andy Samberg has been slowly transitioning to the silver screen, starring in “Hot Rod,” “Friends with Benefits,” “What’s Your Number,” and “I Love You Man.” He’s set to star alongside Adam Sandler in a new comedy, “That’s My Boy,” coming to theaters June 15th.
We all wish him the best of luck, but when it comes to “SNL,” he will be sorely missed.