It is confirmed. Bobby Moynihan is bidding goodbye to “Saturday Night Live” after being part of the show for nine seasons. However, fans can still watch him on his new CBS show, “Me, Myself & I.”
Moynihan has been part “Saturday Night Live” since 2008. The show’s season finale this Saturday will be his last episode, Deadline reported. Dwayne Johnson and Katy Perry will be joining him in the season-ender.
On Wednesday, Moynihan shared a snapshot of the “SNL” set on his Instagram along with Dwayne and the rest of the crew. Everyone was all smiles as they prepare for the season’s finale. “Last pitch of the season! #SNL42 @therock,” he wrote in the caption.
Moynihan is one of the “SNL” veterans in the series. In fact, he is the second-longest performer on the show next to Kenan Thompson who has been with the show for 14 seasons already.
Moynihan’s exit from NBC’s American late-night live TV sketch comedy comes as his new comedy pilot “Me, Myself & I” premieres. He has completed his seven-year contract with the show and even gave in to a two-year extension. Even before he announced his departure, some sources already knew that this season will be his last in the show.
The comedian, impressionist and voice actor reportedly received multiple offers from Dan Kopelman, Warner Bros. TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment for her new show. Moynihan is expected to relocate to Los Angeles for a new comedy show. At the time, he was in New York where “Saturday Night Live” is based.
On Thursday, Moynihan introduced “Me, Myself & I” and his new co-stars at the CBS’ upfront presentation. He even noted that he was in a hurry to move to his new show. Aside from this project, he will be voicing the title character of the newly picked up Syfy series “Happy!”
Meanwhile, Leanne Aguilera of Entertainment Tonight caught up with Moynihan and asked the comedian if he can work on both shows. “That’s not terrifying at all!” he joked. “No, we’ll see.”
Moynihan looked back about his tenure in the sketch series and reflected on something that he could rewrite as a cast member. “I would go back to my first year on SNL and tell myself not to write a lot of the stuff that I wrote at the beginning. I would re-fix that a little bit.”
For those following Moynihan’s stint on “SNL” among his most popular characters are Drunk Uncle, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Food Network personality Guy Fieri to name a few. Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle is a bit racist and sexist. He is also sober, but his humor is always welcome for the Weekend Update desk.
His Snooki character is also one of the most unforgettable. In fact, some audience wishes that the real Snooki would do the same stupid things Moynihan does to put herself back in the news. Moynihan’s Guy Fieri brings another solid laugh to the audience whenever he brings him into the Weekend Update desk.
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