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And Then There Were Fewer: John Milhiser, Nasam Pedrad & Noel Wells Are Also Leaving SNL

SNLThree more cast members of “Saturday Night Live” will not return to the late-night sketch-comedy show’s 40th season this fall.

The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday that featured players Noël Wells, 27, and John Milhiser, 32, did not have their contracts renewed.

The news comes a day after another featured player, Brooks Wheelan, 27, tweeted, “Had a blast and loved every second of it. I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke . . . FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!”

In December, Fox had announced that cast member Nasim Pedrad, 32, had joined the network’s upcoming sitcom “Mulaney.”

NBC did not comment on the report.

Troy, My Emotions

Well at least I can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Of all the cast members last year, Wheelan, Milhiser and Wells had the least amount of impact/screen time, so it definitely makes sense that they wouldn’t be back this year. Nasim Pedrad is kind of a kick to the balls, especially because she did such a great Kim Kardashian impression, and making fun of Kim Kardashian will never, ever get old. I also loved her recurring characters Heshy and Shallon, so her leaving for “Mulaney” definitely sucks. At least we’ll always have the memories.

– Ryan

Irony: A Man Named Noel Hates Christmas

Source — A man named Noel, who climbed the city’s public Christmas tree Wednesday, was arrested after yelling incoherently and attempting to unfurl a banner.

Noel Delgado, 42, of New Haven, was charged with misdemeanor breach of peace after police talked him out of the tree.

Lt. Jeff Hoffman of the New Haven Police said Delgado was found climbing the tree shortly before noon ET.

“He was yelling kind of indecipherably about causes, but none of it really connected,” Hoffman said.

Delgado had two banners with him, but the words on them weren’t visible because they had become tangled in the tree.

Police cut power to tree lights and kept people away as the incident played out. The tree, which sits near the center of the Green, had its nearly 30,000 LED lights lit on Dec. 5.

Delgado decided to make his way down the tree around 12:30 p.m., and police drove him from the snowy Green in a police cruiser. Delgado continued to yell as he was led away.

Delgado refused medical treatment, Hoffman said. According to court records, Delgado has a criminal history of minor arrests, and a felony charge of conspiracy to possess and sell drugs stemming from an April 2010 arrest.

So much for the first Noel, eh? I actually know exactly what happened here. His whole life, Noel was told how much he has to love Christmas. His parents were probably Christmas freaks who competed against everyone else on the street for the best decorated house. As a child, his parents would play ‘The First Noel’ over and over until the lyrics were ingrained in his brain. Then one day, on a chilly December morning such as this, Noel met someone. As they got to know each other through conversation, the women made a ‘first Noel’ joke, That’s when Noel snapped, and he’s never been the same since. Climbing Christmas trees and screaming incoherently until someone puts a stop to the insanity that is ‘The First Noel’. I wish I could say this is the last we’ll hear from Noel. But I have a feeling this is just the beginning.

– Ryan

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