Brooks Wheelan Announces on Twitter He Was Fired From Saturday Night Live After One Season

Entertainment Jul. 15, 2014 AT 12:50PM
Brooks Wheelan, Seth Meyers and Cecily Strong on Saturday Night Live Brooks Wheelan (left) was fired from Saturday Night Live after one season, he claimed on Twitter. Credit: Dana Edelson/NBC

Ha ha? Standup comic Brooks Wheelan took a lighthearted approach to the end of his time on Saturday Night Live. The 27-year-old took to Twitter on July 14 to announce that he had been fired after just one season.

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“Had a blast and loved every second of it,” he wrote. “I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!”

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NBC has not commented on the casting change, but Wheelan is already receiving some big love. Comedic writer, producer, and director Judd Apatow tweeted after the news broke, “@brookswheelan you will have the Robert Downey Jr. post SNL career! (minus the painful drug addiction). Rock on friend!”

Wheelan replied, “@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.”

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The Iowa native had no major characters on SNL, but did frequently appear on the show’s Weekend Update segment as himself, offering PSAs based on his own irresponsible behavior. 

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