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Bill Hader to exit 'SNL' after 8 seasons

Tuesday - 5/14/2013, 3:24pm  ET

Ths March 9, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Bill Hader in character as Stefon on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after an eight-year run. His spokesman confirms the 34-year-old comedian will depart "SNL" after this weekend's season finale. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after an eight-year run.

His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart "SNL" after this weekend's season finale.

Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005. He has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James Carville and Stefon, the hipster "Weekend Update" correspondent.

Hader's films include "Superbad," ''Forgetting Sarah Marshall," ''Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express."


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