The man behind those viral SNL Digital Shorts is preparing to put his Laser Cats days behind him. Andy Samberg has now officially confirmed that he will be leaving Saturday Night Live after seven seasons of stuffing his junk into boxes and ‘acting like a boss.’ It will definitely be sad to see him go because he was just as much of a fixture over the past seven seasons as Kristen Wiig who will be leaving as well.
Samberg apparently wants to move on and spread his wings as his feature film career is preparing to heat up. The actor has been in numerous movies over the years including Hot Rod in which he starred; however, none were as major as this summer’s That’s My Boy. The R-rated comedy has the former SNL cast member playing the son to Adam Sandler. While this looks to be far from Sandler’s best work, such a high profile pairing could make Samberg a player in the genre should the film go onto a moderate degree of success.
Now that leaves Jason Sudeikis who also has an expiring contract. He came in about the same time as Samberg and Wiig, but he also fills the shoes of Mitt Romney. With the presidential election heating up, the network executives are certain to lay a pile of money at his doorstep to get him to stay considering how well SNL does for them during campaign season. I would not be surprised to see him sign on until the election is over as the sketch series might bet against the republican candidate winning the presidency come November.