“Saturday Night Live” has bid fond farewells to both Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg . Both had been long-rumored to be leaving the show at the end of this past season, along with fellow fan favorite Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis, however, has yet to make his intentions clear.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, posted on the magazine’s website Wednesday, Sudeikis doesn’t ever suggest he is leaving the show, but he shares that he’s imagined his life without it.
“I don’t know what it would be like to live here without ’SNL,’ ” he explained about life in New York City. “My relationships have changed. My locations have changed. Oddly, the job has been the only consistent thing in my life.”
After years on the late-night staple, he does know what he will miss — should he decide to leave. “The potential,” he explained. “Every week, they’re relaunching the show. That’s what I love about sketch comedy: A sketch is five minutes, then it goes dark, and there’s the potential for something else. And I’ll miss the people. The people, the process, the parties — those are the three P’s I’ll miss the most.”
Those sentiments were mirrored by Samberg, who recently spoke to MTV News about his decision to say goodbye to “SNL.” (Samberg announced his departure last week, just one day after sharing he wasn’t sure what his next move would be.)
“I’m going to miss all of my friends and the people I work with and for there. I love them all so much, and I’m hoping to stay in touch with them,” Samberg said.
“Over seven years, that show is like — and [Sandler] knows — it’s like going to war or being on a sports team,” he continued. “It’s just everyone working towards this common goal at full speed. When you lift your head up from that and go out into the world, you kind of realize, you’ll always be nicely shell-shocked in that way that only the people that did it with you can understand. I’ll definitely miss having such an amazing outlet and being able to do comedy on such a storied show that everyone pays attention to, but … now it’s straight to YouTube,” he joked.