Andy Samberg Talks “Bittersweet” Saturday Night Live Departure

Yesterday, we reported the sad news that Andy Samberg is leaving "Saturday Night Live". And while many may be wondering why the creator of the always-hysterical digital shorts would be heading out the door at the top of his game, Samberg says that it was his time to go.

Yesterday, we reported the sad news that Andy Samberg is leaving “Saturday Night Live”.  And while many may be wondering why the creator of the always-hysterical digital shorts would be heading out the door at the top of his game, Samberg says that it was his time to go.

While speaking to Access Hollywood during the THAT’S MY BOY junket, Samberg says that he’ll always treasure his time on the late-night staple, but with everyone else heading out, he had to do the same:

“I felt like it went better than I ever could have imagined there…I worked so hard on those shorts and the guys that I did them with are gone now, I just felt like it was the moment for me [to leave], but it was a dream come true…That was my dream job since I was a little kid, so it’s definitely bittersweet walking away from it. But, I also will always look back on it fondly and be grateful.”

Fellow SNL star Kristen Wiig also left at the end of this season, with a rousing send off that included everyone in the cast and Mick Jagger. Jason Sudeikis has not yet confirmed if he’ll be returning next season.

Samberg’s film, THAT’S MY BOY, hits theaters on June 15.

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