The 38th season finale of
Here a few things to be aware of as host (and two-time Oscar winner)
The eight-season veteran confirmed this week that this would be his final show as a regular cast member. He's moving with his family back to Los Angeles and saying farewell to characters such as Stefon, the New York correspondent. But don't expect a tear-jerking farewell in the style of
A report in the New York Post states that two veterans aside from Hader may also leave the show after this episode. Both Jason Sudeikis (who's been on "SNL" since 2005) and Fred Armisen (since 2002) may move on to other projects. Neither has confirmed the report, but Sudeikis' continuing presence on the show has been in question since last summer, when it was reported he wasn't sure whether he would come back for the 38th season. He chose to return, at least through the presidential election (he played
Armisen has his own successful sketch show,
However, every "SNL" performer has a finite number of seasons in them.
Don't expect musical guest
The mercurial West has always been unpredictable (just ask
"[I had a friend ask me, 'Are you gonna go on] "SNL" and you're going to do like a skit about the paparazzi and ... like humanize yourself?" West said, according to Complex Magazine. "I ain't here to apologize to no ... man."
He continued railing against the paparazzi, saying, "Hell nah I ain't doing no ... 'SNL' skits, this my ... life."
(The actual rant was laced with more expletives than we can print here.)
West has appeared on the promos with Affleck and Armisen, looking less than amused. But in one, he had a large Band-Aid plastered across his forehead, an obvious poke at his run-in with the sign. So maybe he's in the mood to laugh after all?