Jason Sudeikis to Leave 'Saturday Night Live'

Sudeikis goes out on a high note, playing both Mitt Romney and Joe Biden in his last season.


The season where he played both a Republican presidential candidate and a Democratic vice presidential candidate will be his last: Jason Sudeikis will not be returning to "Saturday Night Live" this fall.

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Sudeikis made the announcement Wednesday when appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

"I'm definitely done. I'm not coming back next fall," Sudeikis told his host.

Sudeikis had been considering leaving before even the 2012-2013 season, but showrunner Lorne Michaels convinced him to stay so he could play Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for the 2012 presidential race. Sudeikis also claims Vice President Joe Biden as one of his characters, lending to jokes that he would win, no matter what the outcome of the election.


Sudeikis has worked for the late night variety show for 10 years, first as a writer and for the last eight years, as a cast member. He has been able to make the jump to the big screen, starring in the comedy "We're the Millers" with Jennifer Aniston due out in August and with a number of other films in the works.

Sudeikis adds to the list of players Michaels will have to replace for next season, as Bill Hader and Fred Armisen will also not be returning.

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"Do they know that? Have you run this by someone?" Letterman joked with Sudeikis after hearing the news.

"I don't know what kind of ratings you're getting these days. I would hope someone would tell them," Sudeikis cracked back.

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