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, [...]
Here are Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis promoting this weekend's SNL, which Galifianakis is hosting with musical guest Of Monsters and Men – that is, unless Galifianakis and Sudeikis get into another fake fight and aren't able to fake patch things up.
SNL's Jason Sudeikis and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day are branching out into a new genre and starring in their first thriller together. THR reports that Sudeikis and Day have signed on for the lead roles in One Night on the Hudson, which follows a jaded veteran cop and his straight-laced rookie partner as they transport a witness from New Jersey to Manhattan while dealing with criminals, corrupt cops, and the Hudson River. Sudeikis and Day have been working with each other a lot lately, having starred in Horrible Bosses, Going the Distance, two episodes of Always Sunny, and one episode of SNL together. [...]
After a month-long holiday break, Saturday Night Live returns to the airwaves this weekend with host Jennifer Lawrence and musical guest The Lumineers. Lawrence and veteran cast member Jason Sudeikis recorded this fun series of promos for Saturday's show, which unfortunately looks like it won't feature Bobby Moynihan. Rest in peace.