Michaela Watkins & Casey Wilson FIRED From 'SNL' (VIDEO)

10/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alex Leo Head of Audience Development, Yahoo!

According to the king of comedy news, Sean McCarthy (and confirmed by Michaela Watkins), Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson have been fired from the cast of "Saturday Night Live" after just one season. McCarthy broke the news earlier this week that the show hired comedians Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad for the upcoming season, but no one seemed aware that they were replacements--not additions.

Watkins joined the cast last fall along with Abby Elliot, who will remain on the cast. Wilson was already there, having been hired in February 2008. Watkins was perhaps best known for her impression of Arianna Huffington, but she also played Ann Coulter, Barbara Walters, Glenn Close, Hoda Kotb, and Joan Rivers. Her character Angie Tempura was a regular on Weekend Update where she promoted her snarky website "Bitch Pleeze."


Wilson did impressions of Jennifer Aniston, Christina Hendricks, Rachel Ray, and Elizabeth Taylor. The pair also appeared together in a regular sketch called "Cougar Den."