TV | May 22, 2017 10:10 am

‘SNL’ Shakeup: Three Castmembers Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata are departing 'SNL.'

Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan during the 'Classroom Cold Open' sketch on December 3, 2016.
Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan during the 'Classroom Cold Open' sketch on December 3, 2016 (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

With the closing of its historic 42nd season this weekend, Saturday Night Live also said goodbye to three of its longtime cast members—Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer, and Sasheer Zamata.

Moynihan starred on the show for nine seasons, and is reportedly departing as CBS picked up his sitcom pilot Me, Myself and I. Bayer, whose contract ended after seven years as a cast member, announced she’d be leaving the show in a Saturday morning Instagram post.

 

Zamata, who was hired in 2014 amid public scrutiny that the famed sketch-comedy show did not have a diverse enough cast, also took to Instagram to say goodbye to fans.

Wow. What a fantastic end to a fantastic season, thanks SNL ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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