‘SNL’ Cast Member on Wiig’s Departure — and His Own Future With Show

May 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

While there were tears last weekend when Kristen Wiig wrapped up her tenure on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live," the fate of other cast members remains unclear. In particular, the contracts of Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are also up.

But cast member Fred Armisen confirmed he’s sticking with the sketch comedy show, reports the New York Post. At the Peabody Awards presentation Monday at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Armisen said he has no plans to leave the program. “I love it; I love my friends there. We’re family,” he said.

Armisen received a Peabody Award for the IFC sketch series “Portlandia.”

Regarding Wiig’s “SNL” exit, Armisen confessed, “It was both sad and happy because no one ever leaves ‘SNL.’ Did you see the goodnights? Kristen, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell, everyone. No one goes very far.”

Behind-the-scenes “SNL” guru Lorne Michaels also weighed in on Wiig’s departure. “It was difficult for all of us — I think most difficult for her,” Michaels said, adding, “I don’t think it will be the last time she will be on that stage.”

Click here to see a video of “SNL’s” farewell to Wiig, featuring host Mick Jagger and a couple of Rolling Stones songs.

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