Saturday Night Live will be down two veteran cast members when it returns with Season 42 this fall.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah are leaving NBC’s late-night institution and will pursue other opportunities. Both had been with the show for six seasons.
An NBC spokesperson confirmed the departures.
Killam will likely be best remembered for his impersonations of Matthew McConaughey, Marco Rubio and Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy. Pharoah, meanwhile, famously channeled the likes of Jay-Z, Will Smith, President Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson.
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SNL overlord Lorne Michaels has, of course, weathered his fair share of cast changes over the series’ four-decade run. The exec producer is expected to introduce several new cast members before the launch of the new season next month.
Thoughts on the loss of Killam and Pharoah? Which of their respective impersonations will you miss the most? Hit the comments!