“SNL” Brings Down Axe on Newbie Brooks Wheelan
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Comedian Brooks Wheelan has been fired from the Saturday Night Live (SNL) lineup after a lone season with the venerable sketch comedy classic.
Wheelan used Twitter and the gift of humor to break the news himself:
Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) July 14, 2014
It’s normal for Live to axe at least one performer prior to the start of the fall season. Wheelan — one of eight new castmembers introduced during the show’s 39th season — was widely rumored to be on the chopping block after NBC released a Most Memorable Moments montage in his honor — such compilation are typically reserved for SNL alums.