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

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. 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.

“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!”

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.”

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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