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Friday, May 19, 2017 1:00 am

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Moynihan announces 'SNL' exit

Associated Press

Bobby Moynihan will leave “Saturday Night Live” following this weekend's season finale after nine seasons on the NBC show.

Deadline.com reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Laroquette.

Moynihan is the second-longest tenured member of the “SNL” cast behind Keenan Thompson. His best known recurring character is Drunk Uncle, who shows up to tell stories on the show's “Weekend Update” segment.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 83. Actress Nancy Kwan is 78. Actor Peter Mayhew is 73. Musician Pete Townshend is 72. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 65. Drummer Phil Rudd is 63. Actress Toni Lewis is 57. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford is 47. Singer Jenny Berggren is 45. TV personality Kim Zolciak Biermann is 39. Singer Shooter Jennings is 38. Comedian Michael Che is 34. Guitarist Tim McTague is 34. Guitarist James Richardson is 34. Actor Eric Lloyd is 31. Singer Sam Smith is 25.