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Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah Set to Depart 'Saturday Night Live'

Taran Killam & Jay Pharoah Set to Depart 'Saturday Night Live'

Saturday Night Live just announced that fan-favorite cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah won’t be returning for the show’s 42nd season.

The news comes as a surprise as Taran and Jay joined the cast in 2010 and were reported to have signed seven year contracts. This means their run was ended one season early.

“You sign for seven years, so I had one more year. I had sort of had it in my head I would make this upcoming year my last year, but then heard they weren’t going to pick up my contract. I was never given a reason why, really,” Taran explained to Uproxx.

Both actors have other projects in the works including Taran‘s flick Why We’re Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jay‘s animated film Sing.

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  • Lisa

    I don’t think they’re that funny. Jay is great at impressions, but not as strong in other areas, I think.

  • Koos

    so it will be ‘funny’ again!!

  • Koos

    so it will be ‘funny’ again!!

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  • LL

    I feel bad that they, Killam especially, didn’t have the opportunity to say goodbye to everyone, nor did the show commemorate his time there, like they did for other former cast members.

  • CoCo Turtle

    Gonna miss Jay, for sure. The other guy… not so much.