Moving On

05.19.13

Leaving ‘SNL’? Bill Hader, Fred Armisen & Jason Sudeikis

Three of the sketch comedy’s biggest stars might soon be departing. See clips of their best moments and debate the future of the show without them.

Saturday Night Live has long been an incubator for future superstar performers: they develop their talents, grow their name recognition, and eventually move on. But this year it looks like we might be losing three big names all at once, and it's just so hard to say goodbye. Watch our tribute to SNL's (allegedly) departing cast members.

New York's Hottest Club Is Wahhhhh

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We'll miss you, Stefon. With news of Bill Hader's departure from SNL, we've compiled his best work as television's most outrageous city correspondent.

Stefon received an epic farewell on Hader's last episode, the season finale. Here's his final nightclub recommendation and almost marriage to Anderson Cooper.

The Many Faces of Fred Armisen

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After more than a decade impersonating everyone from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Liberace to the Queen of England, Fred Armisen is reportedly joining the SNL exodus. 

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The Iranian president made one last appearance Saturday night, this time starring in new movie Bengo Fuck Yourself, in which he plays Ben Affleck making Argo.

Not You, Too, Jason Sudeikis!

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Rumors are flying that the resident Romney impersonator will “probably” be leaving the show as well. 

Goodbye!

Armisen, Hader, and Sudeikis rocked the stage together for a rollicking musical finale featuring the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones, Armisen's Portlandia co-star Carrie Brownstein, and more. It was perhaps the last time we'll see those three on stage together. Can SNL stagger on with Seth Meyers of Weekend Update halfway out the door, too?