One of the best cast members SNL has had in years is leaving. The New York Times is reporting that Will Forte will not be returning when the 36th season of the live comedy show. Will’s parting is at his own choosing, and he will be pursuing other projects.
During the release of MacGruber, the movie based on one of his SNL characters, Forte told Entertainment Weekly that he couldn’t imagine not being at SNL. “It’s the longest job I’ve ever had, but you can’t stay forever. I love working there though. And I love everybody I work with.” Oh. Uh-huh.
This leaves Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen (whom we hear-tell has somethin’ goin’ ON with fellow cast-mate Abbie Elliott–and did you know she’s comedian CHRIS ELLIOTT’S DAUGHTER??), along with Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg as the only male cast members. So I guess having a little less testosterone on the set won’t make that much of a difference. NBC will reportedly be adding 3 more cast members to the show. They could use a girl, you know, a funny one. Just saying.
Here’s one of my favorite Will Forte skits.