Bobby Moynihan says goodbye to SNL after 9 years

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Longtime Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan is leaving the sketch comedy show after 9 seasons, with his final episode airing on Saturday.

Bad news to report for SNL fans. One of its most popular veteran performers, Bobby Moynihan, is calling it quits. Saturday’s new episode of the series, which will be the Season 42 finale, will be Moynihan’s final show — the actor won’t be coming back next season.

The news comes courtesy of Deadline, with the article noting Moynihan already has a new gig. He’ll be starring on the upcoming CBS comedy series Me, Myself, and I. Additionally, he co-stars with Christopher Meloni in the upcoming Syfy show Happy!

One of Moynihan’s most popular recurring characters on SNL is the “Drunk Uncle”. He’d regularly appear during Weekend Update segments, mocking that one relative we all have who drinks too much on the holidays. Some of his most memorable impressions include Snooki, Guy Fieri, and Chris Christie.

While we can look forward to catching Bobby in two promising shows, it’s sad to see him leave SNL. He’s been on the since since way back in 2008. Just shy of the ten year mark, Moynihan is leaving on his own terms after 9 great seasons. It’s really not a bad way to go, so his fans should wish him all the best.

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This is just more reason to watch what will surely be an awesome season finale on Saturday. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be hosting the show, with Katy Perry serving as the musical guest. Catch it on NBC on Saturday, May 20, at 11:30 p.m. ET.