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.
“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.