Taran Killam says decision to leave ‘Saturday Night Live’ was ‘mutual’ but not ‘by my own terms’

Taran Killam

Taran Killam (L) and Bobby Moynihan visit SiriusXM Studio on September 7, 2016 in New York City.

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The news of the abrupt departure of Taran Killam from Saturday Night Live was not all right, all right, all right with fans of the comedian celebrated for his impressions of Matthew McConaughey, Eminem, Christoph Waltz and more.

NBC announced in August that Killam and Jay Pharoah won’t return for what would have been their seventh seasons on the sketch juggernaut.

Appearing on The Jenny McCarthy Show on Wednesday to promote his film Brother Nature with SNL costar Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam admitted the decision “was somewhat mutual.”

“It wasn’t by my own terms, but very, very happy — ” he continued.

“It was me,” Moynihan interjected. “It was my terms.”

“It was on Bobby’s terms, which is really a bit of a jab,” Killam joked. “But no, I had amazing, amazing times on that show. I am also very excited for sleep.”

Hear more of their interview below, including Moynihan’s story of a cue card mishap on SNL:

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