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Amid ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Farewell to Two Cast Members, a Third Cast Member Quietly Bows Out

May 22, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Saturday’s “SNL” marked the final appearance on the show for three cast members — with only two of them, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan, getting much recognition on their last show.

ET Online reports that Sasheer Zamata is also leaving the show.

“Zamata, 31, joined the cast of ‘SNL’ during its 38th season in 2014, at a time when the show was being criticized for its lack of diversity,” ET notes. “Since then, she has been known for her impersonations of Rihanna, Michelle Obama as well as Beyonce and Solange Knowles, among others.”

Saturday’s show went all out to pay tribute to Bayer and Moynihan, with almost every sketch featuring one or both of them.

“While there was no fancy send-off or even any direct mention of their departure from the series, the pair of talent sketch comics got something subtle and somehow even more meaningful — an entire episode (and a season finale no less) that was basically dedicated to them,” ET reports.

Both performers were also showcased on “Weekend Update,” where Moynihan reprised his Drunk Uncle and Bayer brought her recently introduced meteorologist Dawn Lazarus.

Bayer had announced her exit Saturday morning on Instagram.

Moynihan is moving on to the new CBS comedy series “Me, Myself & I,” as we reported last week.

Here’s a clip from Saturday’s show featuring Bayer …

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