It’s official: “Saturday Night Live” will return in the fall without Jason Sudeikis.
The sketch comedy pro confirmed on Wednesday’s “The Late Show With David Letterman” that he’s left the NBC late-night staple after 10 years. Along the way, he’s goofed on such characters as Billy Ray Cyrus and “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks.
“I’m definitely done,” Sudeikis, currently starring in the feature “We’re the Millers” and engaged to former “The O.C.” costar Olivia Wilde, told Letterman. “I’m not coming back next fall.”
Looks like “SNL” is in one of its periodic housecleanings. “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, famed for such impersonations as fey nightclub kid Stefon, have already announced their departures. Seth Meyers, the host of the “Weekend Update” segment and a longtime writer, is leaving to host NBC’s “Late Night.” And “Bridesmaids” star Kristen Wiig, another popular performer, left a couple of seasons back to pursue her movie career.
Sudeikis joined “SNL” in 2003 as a writer and became a featured performer in 2005.
What do you think of his “SNL” exit?