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Cecily Strong Leaves 'Saturday Night Live,' Says Farewell to Character in 'Weekend Update' Segment

December 11 Episodes It was her at the sketch show she participated in 730.

Cecily Strong as Cathy Anne in her final 'SNL' episode

Cecily Strong as Cathy Anne on her final “SNL” episode

Cecily Strong is the latest actor to leave NBC Saturday Night Live .

Strong’s last show was the Saturday night show. She played Kimberly Guilfoyle in Unpopular and other segments, including a On “Jewish Elvis” and “Weekend Update.” In the latter, she plays the recurring character Cathy Anne, who is saying “goodbye” because she’s going to jail. She joked that she’ll be fine because she has “friends in her heart who seem to be doing alright” as recently departed actors Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant appear on screen in prison uniforms.

“Everyone has to go to jail at some point, right? Now is my time,” she added. She ends up breaking character a bit: “I’m having a great time here. I’m really lucky that I’ve had some of the best moments of my life in this place, with these people I love so much.”

Another clip sees her as a RadioShack employee on her last day at work. In the skit, Kenan Thompson, who plays her boss, notes that she worked there for “an incredible eight years”. “Well, I’ve been here 11,” she says. “I know, eight of them are unbelievable,” he replied, adding: “Frankly, I don’t think RadioShack could have lasted this long without Cecily. Every time she comes to work, she has A new character, accent or impression will blow your mind. Her performance is powerful and fun and reminds you why you loved working at RadioShack in the first place.”

Host (and Elvis star) Austin Butler followed up with “Casual Elvis” Identity showed up – jokingly they didn’t have enough money for an Elvis costume – and serenaded her with “Blue Christmas”, and she joined, followed by Thompson and the rest SNL cast.

The news of her departure was reported on Saturday at Announced on SNL’ social media accounts (see below).

She participated in the 2012 Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels , this is the first of 17

Season. Over the years, she’s created characters like “the girl you wish you didn’t start talking to at parties” and impersonated celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Meghan Kelly and Liz Cheney.

It is understood Strong’s plan is to return only for the first half of the season. Fans noticed that she didn’t appear in the season premiere credits back in October, but when she appeared in The Search for Intelligent Life Signs in the Universe on the Mark Taper forum in LA, so can’t record )SNL in New York.

AppleTV+ season 2’s strong next star Schmigadoon!, This is also Michaels’ executive producer. While filming the series, she also took a break from SNL .

Strong follows other cast members who have recently departed SNL, including McKinnon, Bryant and Pete Davidson.

Saturday night’s SNL special Featuring host Austin Butler and musical guest Lizzo.

renew: 1296 PM Dec 14: Added Strong’s skin in Weekend Update.

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