This morning, newly former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg visited the fine folks at the Opie and Anthony Show at Sirius XM to plug his upcoming flick That’s My Boy, wherein he co-stars opposite Adam Sandler. Of course the topic of his SNL departure came up.
“I think I could’ve done another year and had a great time, but for whatever reason, internally, I just felt like it was time. I can’t really explain it,” Samberg explains after co-host, comedian Jim Norton asked why he decided to leave. The discussion also brought up a bit of SNL business that we’re sure a lot of people weren’t aware of. “You sign a contract for seven years before you’re allowed to audition for the show,” Samberg revealed. “The truth is that if you get on it and you hate it, [executive producer] Lorne [Michaels] is not going to sue you if you leave. And if they don’t like you, they just fire you.”
Samberg also talks about the audition process he went through nearly eight years ago. Check out the full clip below!