For months, rumors had swirled that Andy Samberg would be leaving Saturday Night Live at the end of the season, and the finality of the last two Digital Shorts seemed to confirm all the scuttlebutt … and then we ran into Lorne Michaels after the season finale, who told us that Samberg wasn’t actually gone yet and there’d be no official word on the matter until July. Well, consider this an early confirmation: Samberg just told the Times that he is indeed out. “[Kristen Wiig] kept saying it just feels like it’s her time,” Samberg said, referring to his already-departed co-star. “I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment.” But fear not: He may continue to contribute a digital short from time to time. Jason Sudeikis, you’re up! Care to clarify your status?
Andy Samberg. Photo: Glazer, Eliot