Bobby Moynihan isn’t the only one leaving “Saturday Night Live.” Last night’s season finale also marked the final appearance of Vanessa Bayer, whose seven-year tenure made her the show’s longest-serving female cast member. She announced the news just hours before the episode began, making her departure Instagram Official with a heartfelt post.
“Thank you SNL for 7 years of laughs, love and incredible memories,” wrote Bayer. “It has been a dream come true. And thanks for this goodbye sketch at the table, Colin.” She first joined “Saturday Night Live” in 2010 and has become well known for her impressions of Miley Cyrus and Rachel from “Friends” in addition to her latest character, the incomprehensible “Weekend Update” meteorologist Dawn Lazarus.
Beyond the show, Bayer has appeared in “The Mindy Project,” “Portlandia,” “Modern Family,” “Trainwreck” and “Office Christmas Party.”