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'Saturday Night Live' Cast Members Exit After Season

Bobby Moynihan, whose "SNL" characters have included "Drunk Uncle" is exiting the show after this season, according to reports. (YouTube/Saturday Night Live)

By    |   Monday, 22 May 2017 10:13 AM

"Saturday Night Live" will lose as many as three cast members as the live comedy show wraps up its latest season.

Veterans Bobby Moynihan, 40, and Vanessa Bayer, 35, signed off the show Saturday, helped along with a "Stranger Things" themed graduation skit during the show's season finale with guest host Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Time magazine reported.

Sources told "Entertainment Tonight" that Sasheer Zamata, 31, who joined "SNL" in 2014 at the height of criticism of the show's lack of diversity, will not be returning as well.

Moynihan, who was an "SNL" cast member for nine seasons, recently learned that his CBS comedy pilot "Me, Myself & I" was picked up as a series for the fall, according to Deadline.com. He was best known for his impersonations of Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Snooki, Guy Fieri, and Ted Cruz, along with original characters such as Drunk Uncle and secondhand reporter Anthony Crispino, Deadline.com noted.

Bayer had been on "Saturday Night Live" for seven seasons. Her Miley Cyrus impersonation became a constant on the show. She was also known for original characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, Rebecca Stern-Markowicz, a co-host of J-Pop America Fun Time Now which celebrates Japanese culture, child actress Laura Parsons, and Weekend Update meteorologist Dawn Lazarus, Deadline.com reported.

She posted a good-bye, to revised lyrics of Billy Joel's "She's Always a Woman to Me," on Instagram.

Zamata was known for her portraying Michelle Obama along with singers Rihanna, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, reported "Entertainment Tonight."

Fans said their goodbyes as well on social media.

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