Actor Bill Hader smiles before the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Miami Heat in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
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NEW YORK - Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight years, said the Tulsa native in an interview with The New York Times.
The funny man's last show is this Saturday, May 18 -- the season 38 finale.
"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," said Hader. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go'."
Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005 and has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James Carville and Stefon, the hipster "Weekend Update" correspondent.
His films include "Superbad," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Knocked Up" and "Pineapple Express."
This is the second 'SNL' exit this week after NBC officials announced Seth Myers, head writer and host of "Weekend Update," is headed for "Late Night" where he'll take over for Jimmy Fallon when takes over "The Tonight Show" for Jay Leno.
Read more on Hader's departure on NYTimes.com (http://nyti.ms/14jXcP8)
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