Andy Samberg Says Goodbye To Saturday Night Live After Seven Years Of Cupcakes, Boats And J–z

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Andy Samberg quits SNL

Somewhere, Shy Ronnie is shedding a single tear. After seven years of hilarity on Saturday Night Live, Andy Samberg has officially decided not to return to the show next season. There was definitely much speculation that the Digital Short pioneer would move on, especially when you consider her last clip was entitled “Lazy Sunday 2″, a tribute to video that made him famous back in 2005. From there the Digital Short segment often became the highlight of the otherwise live sketch show, providing classics like “D-ck In A Box,” “I’m On A Boat,” “J–z In My Pants,” and many many more.

“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” he told The New York Times. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back…Something about it just feels like it’s the moment.” Perhaps it has something to do with the departure of fellow SNL class act, Kristen Wiig. No word yet on who will inherit Samberg’s Digital Short empire, but he wants to make sure that producers continue with the franchise, which has received an extra boost of star power from the likes of Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Justin Bieber. “That’s the kind of thing that I really do hope happens,” he added.

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