Brooks Wheelan reveals he was fired from 'Saturday Night Live'

By Kyle Johnson,

In somewhat unsurprising news, Brooks Wheelan revealed on Monday that he is no longer a castmember of NBC's late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Wheelan took to Twitter to let his fans know he was let go from the sketch comedy program, writing, "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

The news shouldn't come as a shock for anyone who watched SNL this past season as the freshman castmember struggled for air time, often only appearing when a lot of bodies were needed.

Part of the problem was that, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Wheelan lacked sketch comedy experience, being mostly known for his stand-up comedy. He was aware of this and cracked wise about during his final audition for the show.

The decision over whether any of the other new featured players added for the 39th season, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, John Milhiser, Noel Wells, Mike O'Brien and Sasheer Zamata, get to stay is not expected until August.

It's possible Wells could follow Wheelan out the door as she too almost never made it onto the stage. Veteran Nasim Pedrad could also be part of the turnover at SNL as she is set to appear in the upcoming Fox comedy series Mulaney.



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