It's Official: Jason Sudeikis Not Returning to Saturday Night Live

Jul 24 2013, 5:18pm CDT | by TV Line

It's Official: Jason Sudeikis Not Returning to Saturday Night Live
Photo Credit: TV Line

Paging all funnymen with solid Joe Biden impressions in their repertoires: Jason Sudeikis has made it official — he’s not returning to Saturday Night Live this fall.

RELATED | Full House Reunion: Jesse and the Rippers on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The funnyman had widely been rumored to be exiting NBC’s sketch comedy show since Season 38 wrapped in May, but he confirmed the news while taping an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman that will air tonight (11:35/10:35c).

RELATED | Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Bones, Walking Dead, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, HIMYM and More!

“I’m definitely done,” Sudeikis told Letterman, after noting he’d spent 10 years at SNL — two as a writer and eight as an on-air talent. “I’m not coming back next fall.”

Sudeikis, who was promoting his upcoming feature film We’re the Millers, joked that while he’s normally in the habit of brainstorming sketch ideas during the month of August, he’ll now focus on seeing which ones could last 90 minutes and be turned into movies.

Sudeikis’ announcement marks SNL‘s third high-profile exit heading into Season 39: Bill Hader and Fred Armisen jumped ship a few months back. Additionally, head writer and “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers will step down from his role before the start of 2014, when he’ll take over as host of NBC’s Late Night, replacing Tonight Show-bound Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the full video of the exit announcement below, then share your thoughts. Will you miss Sudeikis on SNL? Any favorite sketches from his tenure with the show? Sound off in the comments section below!


Source: TV Line

/>
 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Facts
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case Facts
The Bill Cosby sexual assault case is to proceed into its preliminary stages. The #1 Black American comedian in the Land of Opportunity is beset by accusations that are very serious in their severity as far as crimes of passion are concerned.
 
 
Fox launches 201 Days Of The X-Files
Fox launches 201 Days Of The X-Files
Fox is broadcasting all X-Files episodes in the lead-up to the premiere of the new X-Files in 2016.
 
 
Harry Shearer is Returning to the Simpsons
Harry Shearer is Returning to the Simpsons
The voice actor left the show in May over contract dispute. He has now signed the same contract as the other voice cast of the show. Shearer will be back for the 27th and 28th season of the "Simpsons"
 
 
David Letterman Talks Life After Retirement
David Letterman Talks Life After Retirement
After all these years of having someone make calls for me, i can no longer operate a telephone, the former host of the "Late Show" says