Last night, Jason Sudeikis announced that he’ll be leaving the weekend staple “Saturday Night Live,” the sketch show that brought him to prominence.
“I’m definitely done,” the actor said on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” “I’m going to leave. Yeah, I’m not coming back next fall.”
Jason has been a favorite on the program for eight seasons, initially starting on "SNL" as a writer for two years before that.
Now he’s got more opportunities to look forward to, both professionally and personally. His work in New York City helped him launch a movie career in Hollywood; he’s starring in the comedy, We’re The Millers, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts, this month. He’s also currently engaged to Olivia Wilde.
“It’s been really, really amazing,” he surmised of his experience on the iconic American series. “I was very, very lucky.”
Jason is just one of a few other cast members to leave in a recent exodus from “SNL.” Fred Armisen and Bill Hader just completed their final seasons; Seth Meyers, who's been tapped to host "The Tonight Show," will also exit sometime this year.