USA Today reports that the future status of SNL stars Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis remains uncertain as of now. When asked about the comics' fate in an interview on the red carpet for the 71st Annual Peabody Awards yesterday, SNL's Lorne Michaels commented, "You never know. I think everyone gets through the season and just the level of fatigue by the end is just overwhelming, and it's a very emotional time. I've had a rule since the second season, which is to not make any decisions in June. We'll see in July."
When asked to clarify about whether any decisions had been made , he replied, "Not so far, yeah."
Michaels also commented on Kristen Wiig's send-off sketch which aired on last Saturday's season finale. "It was difficult for all of us," said Michaels. "And I think most difficult for her." But quickly added, "I don't think it will be the last time she will be on that stage."
Current cast member Fred Armisen, who won a Peabody for his IFC show Portlandia, also commented on Wiig's departure in an interview with the New York Post. "It was both sad and happy because no one ever leaves SNL," he said. "Did you see the good nights? Kristen, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell, everyone. No one goes very far."
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