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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PLAYER SAYS HE WAS FIRED

July 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Brooks Wheelan used his Twitter account to reveal that he won’t be returning to Saturday Night Live after one season as a cast regular. "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!" he tweeted on Monday. NBC had hired eight new regulars for the season, Beck Bennett, Mike O’Brien, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, Noel Wells, Sasheer Zamata and Colin Jost. News reports have indicated that additional turnover is expected in August. Wheelan immediately drew praise and encouragement from comedy producer/director Judd Apatow, who tweeted, "You will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!" To which Wheelan responded, "Thanks man! I’m gonna take this time to formally submit myself for the Ironman reboot in 2021 and the Chaplin reboot in 2032."