SNL's 'Drunk Uncle' Is Taking His Leave

Bobby Moynihan departing show after 9 seasons
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2017 3:03 AM CDT
Departing From SNL : Bobby Moynihan
Bobby Moynihan attends the premiere of "The Secret Life of Pets" at the David H. Koch Theater on June 25, 2016, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Saturday Night Live is going to need a new "Drunk Uncle." When Bobby Moynihan shares the same stage this weekend with the Rock and Katy Perry for the season finale, it will be his last as an SNL cast member, leaving after nine seasons on the show, Deadline reports. The 40-year-old comedian and actor will be trekking from New York to Los Angeles, where he'll be shooting his comedy pilot, Me, Myself & I, which was just picked up by CBS. Variety notes that Moynihan—known for his impersonation of Guy Fieri, Chris Christie, and Snooki, among others—is one of the longest-standing cast members ever on SNL. Among the current members, only Kenan Thompson has been there longer, with 14 seasons under his belt. (More Bobby Moynihan stories.)

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