Jason Sudeikis Debating Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am,

Jason Sudeikis Debating Return to SNL Jason Sudeikis Debating Return to Saturday Night Live

Jason Sudeikis has been tickling our funny bones on Saturday Night Live since he first became a writer for the show in 2003. But with the success of Sudeikis’ recent movie career, the actor’s future with SNL is currently up in the air.

Sudeikis’ star has been on the rise for the last several years with starring roles in comedies including Hall Pass and Horrible Bosses. As the actor has dedicated more time to his movie career, he has been reconsidering his role on NBC’s comedy skit show.

After nine years with SNL, Sudeikis says he is undecided if he will return for the new season. While this would be disappointing at the best of times, it’s an even bigger concern during an election year since Sudeikis is known for his impression of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Sudeikis has also impersonated Vice President Joe Biden on the show.)

If Sudeikis does come back, he has expressed an interest being a part of the show in a new way, saying:

“It could be some sort of title change. The least of the concerns is anything financial. I’m not buying a boat because of writing skits. It’s more having a desire to give more to a place I really believe in. To stay just for the juice of being in the public eye – of being Mitt Romney – is not enough.”

Sudeikis can currently be seen in The Campaign and is also working on We’re The Millers alongside Jennifer Aniston. We’re The Millers is about a pot dealer and the fake family he creates to move a large shipment of marijuana from Mexico into the U.S., and is set to be released in 2013.

Saturday Night Live has a long history of turning politics into great comedy – from Tina Fey’s impression of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin to Will Farrell’s squinty-eyed George W. Bush to Darrell Hammond’s spot-on Bill Clinton.

Even though Sudeikis has a pretty full slate right now, we hope he makes time in his schedule for a cameo or two in the new season of SNL.  With the presidential campaign heating up, and him being the go-to Mitt Romney impersonator, SNL‘s Lorne Michaels is probably hoping Sudeikis will stay on for that alone, if nothing else.

Saturday Night Live season 38 premieres September 15th, 2012 on NBC.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Jason Sedeikis has usually been the straight man on SNL. Other actors would act wacky and he would be the grounded character. Still funny in his own right but not the center of attention. 6 years on the show is a solid tenure, so if he wants to go, i say let him. I think he gets enough screen time now against such a talented cast, that asking for more seems kinda pushy. So long as he stays to finish the presidential election, i’m actually ok with him going.

    and give Obama to Jay Pharoah. I think Armisen has over stayed his welcome and Jay Pharoah is such a good impressionist.

  2. While I admit this season was better than many before it, this season still had major flaws. I miss the 80’s and early 90’s casts and since then the show has been a huge let down.

    Sudeikis is not that funny to me.