Andy Samberg is leaving 'Saturday Night Live'
It's official, another cast member is leaving Saturday Night Live after Andy Samberg's publicist announced Friday that he won't be back on the show this fall. He joins Kristin Wiig in leaving, although her departure was announced on the season finale in May. Lorne Michaels had announced that any further departures would be made known this summer.
Rumors are flying that Jason Sudekis may also be leaving the show.
Samberg joined SNL in 2005. His impersonation of Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was spot on. Two of his funniest performances were with Justin Timberlake when they sang in the notorious digital shorts "D**k in a Box" and "Motherlover". The producers of the show new the first short would be bleeped, however the NBC legal team did give permission for the uncensored version to be available on line on the NBC website. Later the short was made available on YouTube. The latter short was a tribute to Mother's Day and featured Patricia Clarkson and Susan Sarandon portraying the mothers of Samberg and Timberlake.
Samberg has appeared on the big screen in movies like "I Love You, Man" with Paul Rudd and Jason Segal and provided the voice of "Baby" Brent in the animated movie "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs". Andy's SNL cast member, Bill Hader, provided the voice of Flint Lockwood in that movie. Samberg will co-star in the soon-to-be-released movie "That's My Boy" with Adam Sandler. That movie is receiving mixed, early reviews since it deals with the subject of a child born of a teacher/student relationship in a comical, bawdy way as only an Adam Sandler could do.