Andy Samberg Confirms Saturday Night Live Departure

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Confirming rumors that have been circulating for months, and which were punctuated by his performance of Lazy Sunday 2 on the Saturday Night Live season finale last month, Andy Samberg has confirmed that he's exiting the iconic sketch show.

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“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Samberg told The New York Times yesterday in a telephone interview. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.”

Samberg joined SNL in 2005 and went on to become the master of the Digital Short. He can also do a mean impression of Nicholas Cage.

Referring to this move as "one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made," the comedian will next be seen alongside Adam Sandler in this summer's That My Boy. His depature follows that of Kristen Wiig, who was given an emotional send-off on that same season finale.

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Ok, so? What's with this new trend on SNL where everyone announces their departure??? Just say a few words at the end of your last skit maybe. These announcements make them seem self important. Bigger and better have left before you. Just say goodbye (if that), and go.

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Who is Andy Samberg? Andy Samberg along with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, were the masterminds behind the SNL Digital Shorts, and members of the comedy hip-hop team The Lonely Island. If you truly don't know, please go to Youtube and search for The Lonely Island... Trust me, it'll be worth it!

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Who is Andy Samberg?