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See sacked SNL-er Brooks Wheelan at Union Hall on July 28th

By Christina Izzo

In a move that surprised, well, no one, Saturday Night Live rookies John Milhiser, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan—whose screen time was largely devoted to the fact that he didn't have screen time—all got the ax from Lorne Michaels and co. this week. The trio were part of a wave of fresh-faced newbies hired to flesh out the SNL cast to seventeen actors, one of the largest in the show's 40-year history, a result of losing key repertory players Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and longtime Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers this year.

Though we will miss Wells's spot-on Lena Dunham impersonation, it's not the end of the road for these one-season wonders—hell, comedy big-wigs like Larry David, Ben StillerSarah Silverman and even Robert Downey, Jr. all maxed out their SNL careers in just one season's time. Wheelan, who broke the news on Twitter Monday with an actually-very-funny "FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!", is already bouncing back from the blow with a stand-up show at Park Slope's Union Hall on July 28th, which you can grab tickets to here. Hopefully, there's plenty more self-deprecating humor in the cards for this one.


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