Um … if you thought things were bad with Saturday Night Live already, you ain’t heard nothing yet. A new report out this week claims that three of the best players on SNL are leaving the show at the end of the season. Rumor has it that Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis are gonna ditch SNL at the end of this season. If so, I have a hard time imagining any reason at all to watch the show anyone … Hell, I barely watch it now. HMMM. Could SNL really be losing 3 of its best players at this season’s end?
Two sources tell the new Us Weekly that several key Saturday Night Live players are following in the footsteps of SNL alums Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and ready to move on. “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.
Considering that all 3 of these players can get good work in film, it’s not a big surprise that they might be ready to bail on SNL … and who can blame them? The show has been unfunny for years — YEARS. Week after week, these actors toil on a show that is consistently unfunny … and that can’t be good for the long term life of their careers in comedy. As I said, I barely care to watch SNL anymore … unless they have a compelling guest host, I’m not tuning in at all. Losing these 3 will be a big blow to the show. I hope the SNL folks are ready to scramble because if this report turns out to be true, they are going to be in serious trubs.