Freshman castmember Brooks Wheelan has been fired from “Saturday Night Live.”
The actor tweeted out the news last night, though he seemed to be in good spirits.
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!
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 14, 2014
In a season that was full of new talent, Wheelan never got a chance to really make his mark on the show, appearing in a few “Weekend Update” segments as himself, as well as a couple of digital shorts.
It seems especially bittersweet for Wheelan, who made a splash on the Internet with a second a day video documenting his year on “SNL”.
But don’t worry! Wheelan’s got some pretty good celebrity support in the form of comedy bigwig Judd Apatow:
.@brookswheelan you will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) July 15, 2014
That’s pretty high praise from one of the most successful comedy filmmakers of the last decade, but credit Wheelan for taking it in stride with his reply:
.@JuddApatow thanks man! I'm gonna take this time to formally submit myself for the Ironman reboot in 2021 and the Chaplin reboot in 2032.
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 15, 2014
That “Chaplin” reboot is gonna be HUGE.