Not surprisingly, but a little unfortunately since he's such a flexible player, Bobby Moynihan is leaving "Saturday Night Live".
Bobby's exit isn't that surprising after it was announced earlier this week that his new show Me, Myself, & I has been picked up for a full season on CBS. The site said that Moynihan had planned on the 2016-2017 season to be his last, and was therefore free to pursue new projects. We know this will be the end of Drunk Uncle, because no one could possibly recreate Moynihan in that role. He also created the characters of Drunk Uncle and secondhand reporter Anthony Crispino.
The season finale of SNL this Saturday, May 20, with host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry, will be Moynihan's last episode as a cast member.
Deadline reported that Moynihan had a seven-year contract with "SNL", which is standard for the show, then signed a two-year extension. Current castmate Kenan Thompson shares the record of 14 seasons on SNL with Darrell Hammond, and if Thompson returns for SNL's 43rd season, he'll be longest tenured SNL castmember of all time. The single-cam comedy examining one man's life over a 50-year span - with Moynihan playing the protagonist at age 40.
Producers on the show are Dan Kopelman, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Randall Einhorn.