We’re still mourning the fact that Vanessa Bayer has left Saturday Night Live. She was such an important part of the iconic sketch comedy show for so long, so we know there’ll be a noticeable shift when it returns for Season 43 this fall.
Bayer joined the cast as a featured player in 2010 and was named a full-fledged cast member in 2012. She brought some incredible characters and impersonations with her, including Rachel Green from Friends, Mary-Louise Parker, and Kourtney Kardashian.
Of course, Bayer has a few projects lined up — like a movie called Ibiza, which is set to start shooting in Eastern Europe later this year.
We’re so glad that things ended on good terms. It sounds like Bayer had a tough call to make but decided to try and explore other options.
No matter what, we’ll always think of her when we eat Totino’s pizza rolls.
Bayer tried out a few new things during the show’s off-seasons, notably the film Office Christmas Party, in which she starred alongside Jennifer Aniston. It must have been pretty interesting, as Bayer’s portrayal of Aniston made headlines for being so funny.
We have a feeling that Vanessa Bayer wouldn’t mind coming back as host someday — and if and when she does, we hope to see all of our favorite characters back on screen once again.