Since the end of season 38 of SNL, rumors swirled about Jason Sudeikis leaving the show. On tonight’s episode of ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ Sudeikis said, “I’m definitely done.”
Sudeikis spent two years as a writer on SNL, and eight years as part of the on-screen cast. Last season he was convinced to stay on to play Mitt Romney.
It’s another blow to SNL as Fred Armisen and Bill Hader already announced that the season ending last May would be their last. Seth Meyers will exit the show sometime mid-season next year so that he can begin putting together his late-night program. Kristen Wiig also made her departure from the show last year.
I think we can peg this an end of an era at SNL, with so many core veterans leaving the show. This is, however, normal for the show. Over the years there have been several periods of turn-over, with some off-seasons where large chunks of the staff got released all at once.
So what’s next for Sudeikis, aside from enjoying quality time with fiancé Olivia Wilde? Well, his Letterman appearance is to promote the August 7th release of the movie ‘We’re the Millers.’ A sequel to ‘Horrible Bosses’ is also in pre-production.
We can expect a whole new set of fresh faces to join the SNL cast next season. Are there any upcoming actors or comics that you would like to see on SNL next season?