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'SNL' cast member Brooks Wheelan 'fired' after one season

By Lorenza Brascia, CNN
July 16, 2014 -- Updated 0044 GMT (0844 HKT)
Brooks Wheelan, left, appearing with Colin Jost and Cecily Strong on "Saturday Night Live," recently tweeted that he was "fired" after one season on the show. He's not the first to be dumped from the late-night series. Brooks Wheelan, left, appearing with Colin Jost and Cecily Strong on "Saturday Night Live," recently tweeted that he was "fired" after one season on the show. He's not the first to be dumped from the late-night series.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Brooks Wheelan announced on Twitter he was let go by "SNL"
  • Brooks was part of the sketch comedy show for one season
  • 'SNL' would not comment on Wheelan's departure

(CNN) -- After just one season as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," Brooks Wheelan took to Twitter on Monday to announce his firing from the hit comedy show.

"Had a blast and loved every second of it," Wheelan tweeted. "I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

Though Wheelan's time on the show ended quickly after he was placed in the controversial new talent lineup that was introduced last year, the 27-year-old, who made several appearances on "Weekend Update," is not the first cast member to have their time cut short.

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Former "SNL" cast members provide hope for future opportunity in his television career. In 2009, Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson were dropped from the show, but both can still be seen all over pop culture. Watkins now stars on ABC's "Trophy Wife" while Wilson went on to star as a lead actress in "Happy Endings" for over 50 episodes.

Fired twice during his time at "SNL," Chris Parnell now stars in "Suburgatory" and "Glee." In 2010, "SNL" cast member Jenny Slate was let go after cursing on the show. Her stint lasted only one season as well. She now stars in the critically-acclaimed movie "Obvious Child."

Launched back in 1975, "SNL" has been home to some of the most famous and beloved comic talent, including Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Chris Rock and Jimmy Fallon, to name a few.

SNL would not comment on Wheelan's departure, with a representative explaining that the show does not discuss casting changes.

Heading into the show's 40th season, "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels recently hinted at some staff shakeup. Last week, the late-night institution was nominated for 14 Emmy Awards.

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Matthew Carey contributed to this report.

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