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Earlier this week we reported the addition of Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad to the 35th season of SNL, well The Comic’s Comic is now reporting that Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson (both only a year in) have just been let go from Saturday Night Live.
This comes as a little bit of a shock. Watkins was starting to get heavily featured in the recurring Today show sketch as Hoda Kotb (to Kristen Wiig’s Kathie Lee Gifford) and Wilson, well, she didn’t get enough air time, but she had promise..
Comic’s Comic got an exclusive statement from Watkins regarding her canning.
“I will say to you now, though, that I had a GREAT time there. Met some of the most truly talented and fantastic people, had the most exciting job and I honestly can say I don’t have any regrets I can think of right now. Although it seems kinda crazy right now, this may shake out to make sense to everyone. Lorne isn’t known for indulging in any lip-service and I feel very encouraged by his words last week. I’m working on something I’m very excited about now, so… the journey continues, and I feel so lucky I got to stop off at 30 Rock. It was awesome.”