Here's a new video for the Mumford & Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer," featuring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and a Will Forte with a gross Mumford & Sons-looking beard.
It's official: Jason Sudeikis is leaving SNL. It's been assumed that he wouldn't be returning to the show — his upcoming movie schedule basically makes it impossible — but he confirmed his exit to Letterman in an interview that will air tonight. Sudeikis was on staff at SNL for ten years, spending his first two as a writer and the next eight in the cast. His departure follows that of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen; looks like there are gonna be some new faces in 8H next season.
With the departures of Fred Armisen and Bill Hader from SNL last week, their fellow longtime cast member has been rumored to be leaving, as well. Sudeikis addressed the exit talk on an appearance on The View yesterday (video below), telling Barbara Walters he feels "honored to get hardballed" by the question. "I don't know. I sincerely don't know at this point," he responded when asked if he'll be back in the fall. "I've got to deal with saying goodbye to some near dear friends that are definitely leaving and get that out of my head and go on vacation a little bit and mull it all over."
It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and (unofficially) Jason Sudeikis. Few people have shaped SNL over the past 8 years more than these men — Meyers with his leadership in the writers room and charm as Weekend Update host, and Hader, Armisen and Sudeikis as the cast's workhorses and loadbearing performers. Indeed, many pegged Season 38 as a "transitional year" in the wake of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg leaving the show a year ago, [...]