Vanessa Bayer Bids Farewell to 'Saturday Night Live' After Seven Years

May 22, 2017, 15:32
Vanessa Bayer Bids Farewell to 'Saturday Night Live' After Seven Years

Saturday Night Live has had a ratings resurgence this year, with it having had it's best season numbers in the past two decades.

Sources confirm to Deadline that Sasheer Zamata is leaving Saturday Night Live, the show's third cast member in a week to make the just-ended Season 42 the last. She entertained with impressions of Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Diana Ross and Solange Knowles.

Unlike Moynihan and Bayer, who both announced that they would be departing the show prior to Saturday's season finale, the 31-year-old actress has not publicly commented on the news.

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Zamata also posted a photo celebrating her last episode.

Zamata did share a celebratory Instagram Sunday morning featuring "Weekend Update" host Colin Jost and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lifting her up with Katy Perry looking on with a smile during the closing credits.

Zamata, a veteran of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, joined SNL mid-way through the 39th season in 2014 after backlash surrounding the show's lack of diversity.

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Zamata was the first black woman to be a part of SNL's cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007.

There's no doubt that Zamata, Moynihan, and Bayer will be missed by fans.

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