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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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1.

tatted0980    

Sad

424 days ago
2.

Carl    

It was already at an all time low point, and now we are losing the few funny people left. I think right now Fred Armison is the only guy left that is consistently funny, and I'm sure he will move on soon too.

424 days ago
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manbearpig    

i haven't watched snl in years.

424 days ago
4.

Jack    

Probably thinks he has a future in movies, good luck with that.

424 days ago
5.

anony    

Time for Lorne to find some new talent, and I mean people who will really make an impact.

424 days ago
6.

scoopie    

SNL has become the perfect nighttime sleep aid. What's more annoying is watching them crack up at their own 'comedy'. The only funny stuff comes from Fred Armison and Kate McKinnon.

424 days ago
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Birdsht    

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best cast members the show has seen. Hes versatile and FUNNY, something most of the current cast have no grasp of. His departure hurts the show big time.

424 days ago
8.

LK    

I LOVE HIS CHARACTER STEPHON ! TO HILLARIOUS . WILL MISS BILL ON SNL :(
KRISTEN GUEST STARRED LAST WKND . IT WAS NICE 2 HAVE HER BACK EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY 4 1 NIGHT .
P.S. SETH MYER'S WENT FM THE 70'S SHOW TO MAD TV THEN SNL . NOW NXT YR HE'S GOT HIS OWN LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST . WAY 2 GO . I WLD LOVE 2 WORK ON SNL !!!! LOL

424 days ago
9.

mrdobach    

What a funny SOB. Gonna miss you man!

424 days ago
10.

Grandma Cracker    

Love Stephon!

424 days ago
11.

Meggy85    

Noooooo

424 days ago
12.

IwuvTMZ    

Where are the cue cards?

424 days ago
13.

Cricket    

Stefon is one of the best current characters. Good luck to Bill in future endeavors. SNL is a helluva a stepping stone for comedians, but not all have done well since departing.

424 days ago
14.

Get back to work!    

I will miss Stefon! One of the funniest characters on SNL. Good luck Bill Hader.

424 days ago
15.

static    

Saturday night live has sucked for 20 years now, NFI who he is.

424 days ago
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