Will Forte Leaves Saturday Night Live

Entertainment Aug. 26, 2010 AT 3:25PM
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This is no joke: Saturday Night Live comedian Will Forte is leaving the show, his rep confirms to UsMagazine.com.

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"After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities," his rep tells Us. "He is eternally grateful to Lorne [Michaels] and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years."

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The funnyman, 40, clearly hasn't burned any bridges with his former co-stars: Forte will make a special guest appearance on Amy Poehler's Parks & Recreation later this fall.

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