Comedian Bobby Moynihan is leaving Saturday Night Live after nine seasons with the sketch comedy show.


Moynihan’s final appearance will happen on this year’s season finale, which will feature host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest Katy Perry.  Moynihan was best known for portraying Chris ChristieNewt GingrichSnookiGuy Fieri, and Ted Cruz on SNL. He also created the characters of Drunk Uncle and secondhand reporter Anthony Crispino.

Last pitch of the season! #SNL42 @therock

A post shared by Bobby Moynihan (@bibbymoynihan) on

This news comes as CBS picks up the pilot Me, Myself & I, starring Moynihan, 40, as the lead. The comedy series will follow a man’s life over a 50-year span. The actor will also voice a character in the newly picked-up Syfy series Happy!

Moynhan is one of SNL‘s most veteran members, with only Kenan Thompson having been there longer, at 14 years. Moynihan allegedly completed his 7-year contract and was offered another 2-year stint, which explains his availability to try out for a new pilot.

Read more about: