This past weekend it was announced that impressionist Jay Pharoah and comedian Taran Killam, along with Jon Rudnitsky were all “departing” Saturday Night Live.
Departing being the polite way of phrasing that they’re contracts were released. Or in other terms, they were fired.
These 2 high profile firings from the show (with no disrespect meant to Mr. Rudnitsky) are not all that uncommon for the show though they may surprise a more casual viewer of the 40+ year running program.
Here are some other high profile firings from SNL that you may not know about.