Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Leaving “SNL”
Longtime Saturday Night Live cast members, Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam, are leaving the show, reports Variety.
Both have been on the late-night franchise for six seasons.
Pharoah is best known for his celebrity impressions, including Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Eddie Murphy. Killam has notably played Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican primaries, while his other celebrity impressions include Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey.
Also departing after one season is Jon Rudnitsky, NBC confirmed.
SNL has a long history of cast turnover, with some high-profile cast members choosing to leave to launch TV and film careers, while others not having their contracts renewed.