Bobby Moynihan leaving 'Saturday Night Live' for CBS sitcom

Bobby Moynihan will leave “Saturday Night Live” this weekend after nine years
Bobby Moynihan will leave “Saturday Night Live” this weekend after nine years
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18 May, 2017

Say it ain't so!

This Saturday (May 20) will mark the end of an era for Bobby Moynihan, who will leave SNL after spending nine years on the series impersonating everyone from Snooki to Chris Christie and bringing to life lovably horrific characters like Drunk Uncle.

Bobby Moynihan is taking his final bow on "Saturday Night Live" this week. Unfortunately, on May 17 we learned that he's planning to exit the show.

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He then posted a photo to Instagram of Johnson and the "SNL" staff along with the caption, "Last pitch of the season!" Once CBS announced that they had picked up Moynihan's sitcom "Me Myself & I", it seemed obvious that Moynihan would be saying goodbye to live Saturday nights on NBC. When he departs, he will leave as one of the show's longest-running cast members. This is why he went out for pilot season this year and found a new role; if a show landed, the intention was to move on.

During his 9 year run, Moynihan has amassed a big list of unforgettable characters, with his epic Weekend Update character Drunk Uncle possibly being the most recognizable. It follows his character's life for 50 years, showing his trials and tribulations. You'll see him in plenty of the decade's most popular sketches, including topical entertainment spoofs from Star Trek to Star Wars.


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