SNL Bobby Moynihan Leaving

Bobby Moynihan Eyes SNL Exit With Lead Role on CBS Pilot Me, Myself & I

Bobby Moynihan has boarded the CBS comedy pilot Me, Myself & I — signaling the likely end of his nine-year Saturday Night Live run.

As reported by our sister site Deadline, Moynihan’s pact with SNL, already extended by two years, expires with the current cycle, Season 42 — which was already expected to be his last, ergo his going out for pilots. If Me, Myself & I is ordered to series, he will for certain part ways with Drunk Uncle, “Governor Christie” et al.

A single-camera comedy, Me, Myself & I examines the life of Alex Riley over a 50-year span, focusing on three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042. Moynihan will play Alex in present day, where he’s an inventor with an eye on the future but looking to the past for inspirations.

SNL resumes its season this Saturday, with host Octavia Spencer.

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  1. Traditionalist says:

    and yet Keenan Thompson continues on ad nauseum………

    • Keenan Thompson is the new Tim Meadows.

    • Max says:

      Agreed. Keenan has overstated his welcome, by several years.

      • tjchurch2001 says:

        If you want proof that’s untrue, look at the “Celeb Family Feud” skit where he played Steve Harvey, & one of the teams included a real cast member claiming to be an “SNL” cast member, & Kenan/Harvey doubted it & laughed it off.

        Abby Elliot & many others have overstayed their (supposed) welcome by the end of the season’s first episode!

        • Marc says:

          I wish they’d give writing credits for each sketch so we could criticize the people who really deserve blame for bad segments, the people who wrote them, not the actors who give their all no matter how lame the concept is that Lorne green lit.

          • tjchurch2001 says:

            If you watch Seth Meyers’ show when he has a (current or former) “SNL” cast member on, they will often refer to/name writers of a sketch they discuss.

            However, I don’t want to know/don’t care who wrote a sketch, since every season now, it seems they add cast members who couldn’t be funny playing their actual selves.

        • Sam says:

          Keenan is one of the most essential members of the cast. Unlike the broad “character” comedy of players like Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney and Aidy Bryant, Keenan plays a bemused straight man in many of his roles. He’s in on the joke — a surrogate for us in the audience — and not trying to bowl anyone over with odd voices, gestures or expressions. As I read once in a story about a guest star who felt bad when a bit bombed, “It’s just television” to Keenan. Think of those (intentionally) stupid high school theater shows where he plays a parent in the audience — half the humor comes from his just-kill-me barbs, delivered flawlessly and effortlessly. Same goes for his bartender role with McKinnon as the lewd barfly. When the script calls for something a little more comedic (the old “Scared Straight” prison skits), he’s just fine.

  2. iHeart says:

    oh well he joined when again? in 2008ish? 6-9 years is usually the average time someone stays on SNL. Don’t forget DuckTales is coming up as well

  3. Big Cheddar says:

    I figured as much, since he hasn’t been on much lately. That’s unfortunate because he seems to have found a great writing partner in Mikey Day.

  4. Amber says:

    As long as this doesn’t mess with “We Bare Bears” we’re good.

  5. Here’s to hoping they all leave and don’t get replaced.

  6. Will says:

    He has been sorely underused this entire season… barely in any sketches. Good for him.

  7. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    I thought Lorne Michaels owned everyone’s a$$ when they left the show. Is he involved in M, M & I?

  8. Jimmy says:

    I wondered why he’s barely been on this year. It’s too bad. We keep losing all of the best male cast members.

  9. tara17 says:

    Aw, he’s consistently reliable in sketches, a funny guy. I’ll check out the sitcom if/when it airs!

  10. we need one more drunk uncle before he leaves