Will Forte announced last week that he will not be coming back for season 36 of Saturday Night Live.
The New York Times reported that, according to several sources, the parting was amicable and was at Forte’s request. He told producers he wanted to devote more time to other projects and that was the sole reason he was exiting.
Forte’s publicist said, “After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities. He is eternally grateful to Lorne and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years.”