Bill Hader Leaving ‘SNL’: Season 38 Of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Will Be His Last
Bill Hader is leaving “SNL,” the comedian announced in an interview with The New York Times. His last show will be the Season 38 finale of “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader, who joined the series in 2005, told The New York Times. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.'”
The futures of Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are also up in the air as “SNL” breaks for the summer before Season 39. But one other departure is certain: Seth Meyers. Meyers will leave “Saturday Night Live” and take over as “Late Night” host when Jimmy Fallon move to “The Tonight Show,” replacing Jay Leno. However, Meyers will stay with “SNL” through the fall before he takes over “Late Night.”
Last season, Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig left the series. Wiig, who recently returned to host “Saturday Night Live,” got an emotional sendoff during the Season 37 finale, but Hader said don’t expect something similar for him.
“My joke was, we’ll start singing ‘Ruby Tuesday’ and just say bye to Kristen again,” he told The Times. “I can just do a little wave at goodnights, and that signifies it.”
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Hader’s last “Saturday Night Live” episode airs Satruday, May 18 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.