Seth Meyers Is "Really Sad" Kristen Wiig Left 'Saturday Night Live'

The funnyman admits it was emotional saying goodbye to his costar: "She's one of the best cast members we've ever had"

Seth Meyers knows anchoring Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live will never be the same without Kristen Wiig around to play her various wacky characters.

The head writer opened up about Wiig's emotional last episode -- the Mick Jagger-hosted season finale -- on Thursday morning's episode of Live with Kelly.

Meyers, 38, told Kelly Ripa he was "really sad" about Wiig leaving the comedy series after an "incredible seven years."

"She's one of the best cast members we've ever had," he said.

And that statement was confirmed by the fact that the show gave Wiig what was possibly the most touching send-off in all of Saturday Night Live history. With the help of Jagger and musical guests Arcade Fire, the entire cast (including creator Lorne Michaels) took Wiig for a final twirl while serenading her with "She's a Rainbow."

But if Meyers had it his way, no one would leave the comedy ensemble.

"You spend every second with these people," Meyers explained. "I want everyone to stay forever. It's such a great place to work."

On the other hand, Meyers knows that's just the nature of the show. "People always leave, but new people come in and they're great also," he added. "And that's what keeps the show always turning over."

As for him, it doesn't sound like he has plans to leave any time soon.

"I'll have to leave at some point because everyone does," he said. "But it's the most exciting job I've ever worked."

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