We’ve been left to wonder all summer whether or not Jason Sudeikis would return for the next season of SNL. During last season’s finale, Kristen Wiig was given an emotional send-off while Sudeikis looked pissed off in the wings. Next, Andy Samberg announced that he was leaving as well. That left us all to wonder what Suds was going to do.
And now, the word is in that he’ll return at least until January. Says Lorne Michaels:
“Jason is in,” Mr. Michaels, the show’s executive producer, said in an interview Tuesday night.
He was referring, of course, to Jason Sudeikis, the longtime cast member who, since the show’s finale last May, has been the subject of many rumors that he would be departing after seven seasons. Mr. Michaels said he was relieved to have the comedian back in the cast this season. [NY Times]
Is this due to the election? It seems so. As the show’s only white guy he is obligated to continue portraying Mitt Romney and Joe Biden. After that, all bets are off. He’ll have to be released eventually as demand for him to play the horny best friend in goofy comedies is at an all-time high.