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No Joke: Will Forte Out at Saturday Night Live

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What would Tim Calhoun have to say about this? Eh, probably something inaudible. And bittersweet.

After eight seasons of bringing the funny on Saturday Night Live, veteran cast member Will Forte (and preeminent locker room dance coach) is amicably leaving the show.

"After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities," his rep told E! News. "He is eternally grateful to Lorne and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years."

Which sadly means that Greg Stink has awkwardly color commentated his last ladies' bowling game, the Falconer has sent his bird on his last sidetracked mission, and MacGruber has blown up his last colleague.

But Forte? We definitely haven't seen the last of him.

Predictably, neither NBC nor SNL are commenting on the casting shakeup—they won't announce their new lineups until next month—but we're guessing the SNL alum-heavy guest list at the Emmys this weekend may have a question or two thrown their way.

As for those new opportunities Forte is seemingly leaving to pursue, there's no word on what those may be, though we're guessing a MacGruber sequel is not among his plans.

A stint on Parks and Recreation is, however, as it was announced earlier this summer that he will reunite with former SNL cohort Amy Poehler for a guest spot on the NBC show.

Now where are you gonna go for a late-night funny fix? Why, Chelsea Lately, of course!

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