Lorne Michaels fuels rumours about high-profile cast member departures

Lorne Michaels fuels rumours about high-profile cast member departures

Lorne Michaels (Image: David Shankbone) 

Toronto native Lorne Michaels has been dodging queries about SNL’s cast changes, stating in a conference call with the Canadian Press that he could comment, but he’s actually not certain himself. Rumour has it that Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are all set to leave come season’s end (May 19), but no official statement has been made. Michaels noted that he’ll be spending the summer scouring dark comedy clubs for possible additions to the show’s cast (it could be you!). If some of the best cast members do end up calling it quits, at least we’ll always have Penelope.

• Lorne Michaels talks about SNL cast changes [Toronto Star]