“SNL” Brings Down Axe on Newbie Brooks Wheelan

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:

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.