Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Saturday Night Live” cast member Brooks Wheelan has been let go from the show after only one season, the comedian himself announced on Twitter on Monday.
Wheelan’s light-mannered announcement read, “Had a blast and loved every second of it. I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!”
No further details are available as to why he was “fired.” The comedy sketch show and NBC have yet to release a formal statement regarding Wheelan’s non-renewal, as well as what’s in store for other “SNL” cast members. The decision is believed to be announced in August.
Meanwhile, following the 27-year-old funnyman’s news, filmmaker Judd Apatow tweeted, “you will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!”
“Thanks man! I’m gonna take this time to formally submit myself for the Ironman reboot in 2021 and the Chaplin reboot in 2032,” Wheelan replied.
Wheelan joined “SNL” on its 39th season along with other members Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noel Wells and Sasheer Zamata.