After nine season of hilarity, “Saturday Night Live” will bid farewell to longtime cast member Bobby Moynihan.
Moynihan joined “SNL” in 2008 and quickly became one of the show’s secret weapons, serving up such outrageous characters as “Drunk Uncle”, second-hand news reporter Anthony Crispino and Weekend Update anchor Michael Che’s childhood friend Riblet, to name a few.
While fans will be sad to see him go, Moynihan won’t be gone from TV screens for long; the reason he’s leaving “SNL” is because his sitcom pilot, “Me, Myself & I” was picked up to series by CBS, which announced the show as part of its fall lineup during the network’s upfront presentation on Wednesday.
As Deadline reports, Moynihan was in attendance at the CBS presentation to introduce the new show, noting that he was in a hurry because he had to get back to his “other show.”
In fact, Deadline had previously reported that Moynihan had already planned for this to be his final “SNL” season after reportedly gaining a two-year contract extension (which is now up) on his initial seven-year contract with the show.
In “Me, Myself & I”, Moynihan stars as a one of three versions of the same character at different stages of his life, along with his 14-year-old self (Jack Dylan Grazer) and the older version (John Larroquette of “Night Court” fame).
Meanwhile, we can expect to see a special goodbye in Moynihan’s final episode of “SNL”, with the season finale (hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featuring musical guest Katy Perry) airing Saturday, May 20 at 8:30 p.m. PT and 11:30 p.m. ET on Global.