Other male cast members lost include Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. Seth Meyers will leave around the Holidays to prepare for his gig on NBC’s Late Night.
Variety wisely pointed out that Lorne Michaels, likely scrambling to find new blood, should consider hiring someone who is already recognizable to the public. I would make a suggestion but I have absolutely no clue who would take a pay decrease and a busier schedule for a shot at fame that they already have.
I also have no idea who they’re going to find to fill Armisen and Hader’s shoes, but I’m certainly not going to complain if Cecily Strong, Nasim Pedrad and Kate McKinnon get more face time in season 39.