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The New York Times reports that Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader will be exiting the show after this Saturday's season finale. The comic has appeared on the NBC sketch comedy for the past eight seasons.
His popular impersonations include the likes of political correspondent James Carville, Al Pacino, Vincent Price and Julian Assange; as well as a range of memorable game-show hosts.
Commented Hader in a recent interview, "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.' "
The 34-year-old joined the cast of SNL as a featured performer in the fall of 2005 and was quickly promoted to a full cast member by The Following year. He was the lead voice role in the animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and had supporting roles in comedy films such as Superbad, Hot Rod, Tropic Thunder, Adventureland, Paul, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.