Saturday Night Live is shedding a little weight during its summer hiatus.
Brooks Wheelan, who joined the cast of NBC’s long-running sketch-comedy series last fall, announced on Twitter this evening that he’s been “fired” from the show.
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
Wheelan was one of eight featured players — alongside Beck Bennett, Mike O’Brien, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, Noel Wells, Sasheer Zamata and Colin Jost — who debuted during SNL‘s critically uneven 39th season.
Wheelan’s ouster does not come as a complete shocker, given his failure to introduce any particularly notable characters or recurring sketches in his limited time on screen.
You can check out one of Wheelan’s solo moments — an alcohol awareness PSA during “Weekend Update” — embedded below:
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