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First Kristin Wiig bid a tearful farewell to Saturday Night Live. Then Andy Samberg said sayonara. Now, is Jason Sudeikis getting ready to exit NBC's legendary late-night improv show? The 36-year-old comedian sure has been dropping hints to that effect in recent interviews.
"I've left places before. This is very, very different," Sudeikis says in the latest issue of Men's Journal, as excerpted by the NY Daily News. "Goodbyes are tough."
And that's not the only not-so-subtle hint Sudeikis has dropped in recent weeks. The seven-year vet of SNL explained to Rolling Stone earlier in the month all of the things that he'll miss about the show.
"I'll miss the people. The people, the process, the parties -- those are the three p's I'll miss the most," he told the magazine.
If Sudeikis' SNL days are indeed done, that would make him the third veteran cast member to leave this season. And that's not even taking into account that head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers might also be departing the show to go cohost Live with Kelly alongside Kelly Ripa.
It sounds like a big overhaul could be in store for SNL, as many of its most popular cast members are moving on. Still on as regulars are Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan, Abby Elliot and Nasim Pedrad. Working as featured players are Jay Pharoah, Vanessa Bayer, Taran Killam and Kate McKinnon -- although, with all the departures, at least one of them will likely get promoted to full-time cast member very soon.