It’s time to get choked up — Drunk Uncle style — because Bobby Moynihan is officially leaving Saturday Night Live. The longtime cast member is departing the series after nine years to star in the upcoming CBS comedy Me, Myself, and I.
Rumors surrounding Bobby Moynihan’s departure from the iconic sketch comedy series began a few weeks ago, when his CBS pilot got picked up to air this fall — but it wasn’t until yesterday that it was confirmed.
Moynihan’s last show as cast member is set for this weekend’s Season 42 finale, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosting and Katy Perry serving as musical guest.
The actor — whose most memorable characters include Drunk Uncle, secondhand news reporter Anthony Crispino, and The Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — has the second longest-running tenure of the current cast, after Kenan Thompson, who has been with the show for fourteen seasons.