Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer (AP photos)

NEW YORK (AP/WCMH) — Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer will leave “Saturday Night Live” following this weekend’s season finale after a combined 16 seasons on the NBC variety show. reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Larroquette. The site also reports Bayer is leaving, but has not yet announced why.

Moynihan has been on the show for nine years is the second-longest tenured member of the “SNL” cast behind Kenan Thompson. His best known recurring character is Drunk Uncle, who shows up to tell stories on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment. He has also voiced characters in the animated films “The Secret Life of Pets,” ”Inside Out” and “Monsters University.”

Some of Bayer’s best-known characters in her seven-year stint on the show include Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and Rachel from “Friends.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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