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Bill Hader

Leaving 'SNL'

WHO WILL REVIEW NYC'S HOTTEST CLUBS?

5/14/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Sayonara Stefon ... Bill Hader has announced he's leaving "Saturday Night Live" ... and this weekend's episode will be his last.

"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader told the New York Times ... adding, "It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.'"

Hader has been with the show for the past 8 seasons.

The move is a big loss for the show -- which already lost Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig last season. Seth Meyers is also set to leave next year, when he takes over "Late Night."

As for Stefon ... we'll miss ya pal.

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Nikki    

I stopped watching after Will Ferrel left which was 11 years ago.

465 days ago
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Nancy    

Oh no. Say it ain't so. I love him in any character, but Stefon is one of my favorites. He and Bobby Moynihan are the best.

465 days ago
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rlemons    

Bummer... All the good people are leaving. There's like 3 guys left I like and not really a fan of any of the girls. When those last few people leave it won't be worth watching at all.

465 days ago
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eicarr     

Who, who and who??

465 days ago
20.

Laura    

I love Stefon--just love him. He's awesome. SNL should have had Bill do Stefon much more often--he was the only reason I would watch the show anymore. And I quit watching because he was seldom in a Stefon skit. Love ya, Stefon!

465 days ago
21.

Truth    

Stefon, the typical limp-wristed character for the internets to overrate. And, it's ALWAYS some limp-wristed character.

465 days ago
22.

Just_A_Post    

Good. I did not enjoy him. Maybe they will get some fresh new talent to spice things up.

465 days ago
23.

jarhead333    

Thank u for 8 wonderful seasons. :-)

465 days ago
24.

dalpor    

Show sucks ass anyway.

465 days ago
25.

cindy    

It speakes volumes that Bill Hader has been on SNL for 8 seasons and one of their best characters and nobody knows who he is. SNL hasnt been relevent since 2003.

465 days ago
26.

cb1234    

NY TIMES article on Hader leaving>> http://snip.ps/BillHaderLeavingSNL

465 days ago
27.

Bird    

Honestly, I can't blame him or any other cast member for leaving. SNL hasn't been funny in a long time. They either need to get better writers, or just cancel the show altogether.

465 days ago
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marlee5574    

It doesn't make sense to leave if you don't have something to go to. He really should stay until he finds another job.

465 days ago
29.

akm    

Cut the show down to an hour.

465 days ago
30.

King Beef    

How the hell is this show still on the air? It hasn't been good since the late 80's - early 90's.

465 days ago
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