Just two days after longtime cast member Bobby Moynihan's departure from Saturday Night Live was announced, Deadline confirmed that Vanessa Bayer would also be exiting the series after the season 42 finale. In a farewell message on Instagram Saturday, Bayer thanked the SNL team for seven years of "laughs, love, and incredible memories." Bayer was the current longest-serving woman cast member on the series.
Bayer was nominated for an American Comedy Award for her work on SNL in 2014, the same year she released an episode of Above Average's "Sound Advice" featuring none other than Drake:
Moynihan is ending his SNL run after nine seasons. Moynihan, CNN reported Thursday, will next star in a CBS series entitled Me, Myself, & I this fall. In an Instagram post Friday, current SNL cast member Pete Davidson said Moynihan's departure broke his heart:
SNL's season 42 finale also marks Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's induction into the Five-Timers Club. Johnson is joined by musical guest Katy Perry, who recently had lyrical analysts working overtime thanks to her Nicki Minaj collab "Swish Swish."
Take a look back at some memorable Bayer and Moynihan moments below:
Get prepared for Johnson's SNL return with a carefully curated roundup of his best sketches from previous Rock-hosted episodes right here.