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August 03, 2017 5:00 pm
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Comedian Bobby Moynihan said the past year at Saturday Night Live was “the hardest year easily” during his 9-year run on the show, largely because of Donald Trump.

“I felt like I was on one show for eight years and another for one year. It was a completely different machine last year, took on a whole different level,” Moynihan said, speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, according to Deadline.

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“You get so used to never sleeping and writing all night long, and I made it through eight years of this, thinking this can’t get any worse. And then, all of a sudden Trump happens,” he said. “With Trump you would come in on Friday and he did something nuts, and we’d have to re-do everything. At times we were doing a brand new cold open on Saturday.”

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But Moynihan said in some ways, it was one of his favorite seasons.

“I’m so thankful I was there for that year,” he said, according to Deadline. “My first episode was the first time Tina [Fey] did Sarah Palin. And I was in the audience for Sean Spicer, when Melissa [McCarthy] did that.”

Moynihan, whose contract at Saturday Night Live was up, said it came down to deciding whether to “hang out at the place I love most, or try and become an adult and move on.”

He will now be starring in a new CBS comedy — My, Myself & I — that premieres this fall.

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