Saturday Night Live is losing a long-running cast member at the end of this current season.
Deadline reports that Bobby Moynihan is leaving after nine seasons on the sketch show with this Saturday’s (May 20) episode, hosted by Dwayne Johnson with musical guest Katy Perry, now marking his final SNL appearance.
Moynihan has played the likes of Snooki, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie over his nine seasons, with his original characters including Drunk Uncle.
His departure comes as CBS picked up his comedy pilot Me, Myself & I which centres on how we deal with the defining moments of life.
He is also voicing the title character in Syfy series Happy! about a corrupt ex-cop turned hit man whose life is changed by a relentlessly positive, imaginary blue-winger horse named Happy (Moynihan).
Arguably Moynihan’s highlight of his final season at SNL saw him lip sync for his life alongside Chris Pine.
The sketch saw a group of mechanics slowly reveal that they all love RuPaul’s Drag Race – obviously – and get into an in-depth discussion about the show and the Queens on it.
“I don’t care how good Trinity Taylor’s tuck is, she’s from the pageant circuit, right, those bitches never win,” Moynihan’s Buck said. “Or at least that’s what people who watch the show has said around me, I guess.”
Saturday Night Live ends its 42nd season this Saturday on NBC.
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