"Jay has been doing Obama in his act this summer, and Jay is coming into his own," Mr. Michaels said. "I just thought it might be time to shake it up."
Armisen, a 10-year SNL veteran, will still be busy; Michaels described him as the "the backbone of the show now."
In sort of related Saturday Night Live news, NBC is now soliciting fan suggestions, via Facebook and their webpage, for future SNL hosts and musical guests. You think there'd be funny or awful suggestions in the comments, but so far everyone is just asking for Tom Hiddleston and the Avett Brothers over and over. Boring.
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