It’s no joke according to several insiders – Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are leaving Saturday Night Live after this season! Two sources have told Us Weekly that Wiig, Samberg and Sudeikis are following in the footsteps of SNL alums Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Sudeikis has a new movie in the works, Relanxious, where he will star opposite his real-life love Olivia Wilde. In the flick (which also features SNL pal Fred Armisen) Sudeikis will play an agoraphobic looking for love.
What’s your thoughts on the news? We think this will be a major blow to the series. SNL has struggled to stay consistently funny over the years, and has made considerable progress in our opinion from the lull of a few years back. Losing the strongest players on SNL is definitely going to cause a noticable void. We hope that contract negotiations may change the news, but we’ll keep you posted regardless.
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