After eight years of laughter, fun, Muppet voices, and the occasional spotty Al Pacino impression, Bill Hader is officially ready for prime-time. Meaning that he’s leaving SNL. Hader doesn’t exactly have anything on the books to pull him away from the show but just felt that it was time. Those Rockefeller Center crowds can really wear you down. Hader told the New York Times, “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”
Yesterday came news of Seth Meyers plans to move down the hall, it’s suspected that Jason Sudeikis will leave to focus on film work, and Fred Armisen‘s future with the show is uncertain. Unfortunately, there have been no reports that Kenan Thompson plans to depart.