Bobby Moynihan leaving SNL for 'Me, Myself & I' on rival network


Bobby Moynihan, one of the most beloved comedians on "Saturday Night Live", revealed that he's officially leaving the show after 9 seasons on May 17. The news comes as the comic's new comedy pilot, ME, MYSELF & I, has been picked up to series by CBS and will debut this Fall. "Baywatch" star Dwayne Johnson is set to host with musical guest and new "American Idol" judge Katy Perry.

This season was Moynihan's ninth on "SNL" - placing him among the longest-running cast members in the show's history. After completing his seven-year contract on SNL, Moynihan scored a two-year extension and had previously planned to leave after this current season.

Bobby Moynihan is taking his final bow on "Saturday Night Live" this week.

As Deadline reports, Moynihan was in attendance at the CBS presentation to introduce the new show, noting that he was in a hurry because he had to get back to his "other show".

The series, called "Me, Myself & I", follows one man's life in three different periods of his life. Moynihan will play Alex in present day with Jack Grazer playing young Alex and John Larroquette playing the oldest version.

Beyond characters like the blubbering "Drunk Uncle", Moynihan regularly parodied Chris Christie during the 2016 presidential campaign until a certain someone became the official Republican nominee.