Andy Samberg Leaving SNL

He was most famous for digital shorts during 7-year run

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 2, 2012 5:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – You can't box in Andy Samberg. One of the most popular members of Saturday Night Live is leaving the show after a seven-year run, reports the AP. Samberg joins Kristen Wiig, who already announced she was leaving SNL. Samberg is best known for his digital shorts, starting with "Lazy Sunday" in December 2005 (about watching the Chronicles of Narnia in the afternoon), and including "Iran So Far Away" and three raunchy songs with Justin Timberlake.

Andy Samberg speaks at Harvard Class Day in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Andy Samberg speaks at Harvard Class Day in Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, May 23, 2012.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake teamed up for a series of raunchy but popular songs during Samberg's run on Saturday Night Live.
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake teamed up for a series of raunchy but popular songs during Samberg's run on "Saturday Night Live."   (YouTube)
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Andy Samberg sang a love song to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "Iran so Far."   (yG9sTpvAFxY)
Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake teamed up for "It's OK in a Threeway."   (Hulu)

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