, the “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) comedian and host has decided to call it quits. Andy Samberg is the latest SNL comedian to leave the show. The news of his resignation came less than two weeks after the SNL, season finale. While talking to The New York Times, he revealed, “It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Samberg said. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.” Rumors have it that along with Samberg, Jason Sudeikis might also be considering of leaving the SNL show after the season.
Samberg continuously experimented during his time at SNL. In early 2005, Samberg rose to popularity for his famous digital shorts, "I'm on a Boat" and "Lazy Sunday." He along with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, presented many innovative projects like Lazy Sunday 2, with Emmy-nominated songs like "I Just Had Sex" and "Motherlover," and the Emmy-winning "D*ck in a Box," which featured superstar Justin Timberlake. Sandberg, who had pioneered the Lazy Sunday, was considered as his Farwell to NBC late-night sketch series.
Samberg also insisted that leaving SNL was never an easy decision. Over the past few months he had been thinking about it and it was only until Friday that his decision became official. Leaving the show was “one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” said Samberg. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment. My contract’s up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do.”
He is also optimistic that the crew he has left behind will put up with their reputation and add more spice and attraction into the show. He also expressed that he might voluntarily add ideas into the show, whenever it was required. “That’s the kind of thing that I really do hope happens,” he said. SNL management is glad with his decision to continue making shorts for them. Meanwhile, he continued dodging the questions about when he might return to SNL as host.
Samberg who started his career back in 2005, will be starring in the upcoming movie “That’s My Bo”", opposite Adam Sandler. The movie details are yet to be revealed but for the time being the filming of “That’s My Boy” has begun.