Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke.
Funny man Will Forte won’t be returning for Saturday Night Live‘s 36th season. The comedian, 40, has worked for the show for eight years. He’s most well known for characters like Tim Calhoun, The Falconer, and imitating Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates.
Forte co-wrote and starred in the SNL spinoff film MacGruber, which was released in May of this year.
His publicist, Lewis Kay, said he’s leaving the show “to pursue other opportunities.” He said Forte is “eternally grateful” to producer Lorne Michaels and to “all the incredible people he worked with over the years.”
Does this mean no more Gilly skits? Aw man… I’m gonna miss you, Will. Thanks for making us laugh!