Is Will Forte the next to leave SNL?
Will Forte is not adding any crazy characters to the show. Do you remember Mike Meyers, Eddie Murphy, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, and Molly Shannon? They all had crazy characters and skits that they contributed to the show.
Right now, the only ones who've got that are Andy and sometimes Darrell (which is why they've kept him for so long).
All the rest of the cast are just funny performers. They're keeping SNL alive, but they aren't revitalizing it.
With Will, Fred, Keenan, Bill, Andy, Darrell, and Jason being funny male performers, with Andy and Darrell adding fresh buzz to the show, and with Keenan also being the best straight man they've had, Will's the lowest common denominator - the next to go. The only fresh things I've seen him do are a spelling bee and a song to his mom (plus he was funny once when he was fighting Andy for Drew Barrymore). Everything else he's done has just been funny acting, and the others do a better job with the funny acting.
Likewise, on the ladies' side, you've got Amy, Kristen, and now the New Girl, Casey (now that Maya is gone). There's nothing fresh going on there with the ladies (but we'll give Casey a chance). That said, I think Kristen is by far the funniest woman SNL has had (at least since Cheri, Molly, and Ana tore it up).
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