BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Andy Samberg wants ousted Saturday Night Live cast members to know there is life after the comedy show.
Brooks Wheelan tweeted earlier this week that he had been fired from the sketch comedy series
A source familiar with casting but not authorized to speak on record told The Associated Press he would not be returning in the fall.
Talking to journalists Wednesday at a Television Critics Association set visit for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Samberg said, “If you were hired … there’s something good going on with you.”
Samberg was a featured cast member on SNL from 2005 to 2012.
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The 35-year-old returned to guest host earlier this year after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for Nine-Nine.
He said the only difference about hosting was he didn’t worry about being cut from the episode.
He joked, “when I order a coffee it comes sooner because I don’t have to wait for 30 other people’s coffees. Other than that it’s almost exactly the same.”
Samberg is happy to be back in California to film Nine-Nine because he was raised in Berkeley. He also says it’s better for his marriage (he wed musician Joanna Newsom last September.)
“The schedule (now) is much better… SNL is notoriously bad for a relationship,” he said.
Samberg and his Nine-Nine co-stars will be in Montreal next week for appearances at the Just For Laughs festival.