Brooks Wheelan Fired From 'SNL' After One Season

by Jackie Willis      08:50:00 AM PDT, July 15, 2014

Brooks Wheelan announced on Monday that after one season on Saturday Night Live, he was "FIRED FROM NEW YORK, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

The 27-year-old comedian tweeted: 


But don't go feeling sorry for Weelan just yet. Acclaimed comedy director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad) has already reached out to him, tweeting: ".@brookswheelan you will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!"


Wheelan responded: ".@JuddApatow thanks man! I'm gonna take this time to formally submit myself for the Ironman reboot in 2021 and the Chaplin reboot in 2032."


Wheelan isn't the only SNL cast member to have his time cut short on the show. Obvious Child star Jenny Slate was let go after one season. She did, however, drop the f-bomb on her first episode. Chris Parnell, who now stars on Suburgatory, was cut from the show twice. In 2009, Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson were fired from SNL, but Watkins went onto star on Trophy Wife, while Wilson worked on Happy Endings.

Do you think Wheelan should've been cut from the show?



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