Perhaps this is part of the frustration that comes with not being in Jason Sudeikis’ brain. We want to understand why he chose to leave “Saturday Night Live” without much of a farewell, and why he waited until this week to actually confirm the news.
Sudeikis finally confirmed the news of his exit in an interview on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” with the major reason for him saying goodbye to the show now simply being that he is ready to move on to other things. Jason said that he was done in the middle of a conversation about the show, which was Dave really doing what he does best when he wants to get information out of you: Dancing around the topic that he really wants you to talk about, before finally getting to the point where you say what he wants to hear.
The topic turned into a funny exchange, with Letterman asking Sudeikis after the news was out if he had actually told “SNL” that he wasn’t coming back, which he joked was something that the show will do for him now. He has left Lorne Michaels with a deep dilemma, as he now has to replace three guys (Bill Hader, Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen), and there is another in Seth Meyers who will be on his own way out the door come later this fall in order to take over for Jimmy Fallon on “Late Night.”
One final message for Sudeikis: Why the mustache? We’re sure that it is for some sort of movie role, but still. 1975 called, and even it is not a fan of the facial hair.
The only good news coming out for “SNL” so far this summer? Seth Meyers’ engagement, though it is tragically not to Stefon.