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Paul Brittain Is Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Inside TV is exclusively reporting that Saturday Night Live star Paul Brittain, who joined the cast back in September 2010 with Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer, and Jay Pharoah, is leaving the show effective immediately; according to a source close to the actor, he “had the opportunity to pursue other projects,” and the split was totally amicable.

Given how well life has been treating recently-banished cast members like Casey Wilson (who went on to star in ABC’s Happy Endings) and Jenny Slate (who gave birth to Marcel the Shell), we’re looking forward to seeing what Brittain’s got up his sleeve. Perhaps it’s time to put that spot-on Draco Malfoy impression to good use? It was pretty perfect. We could also see picture him finding success in an off-off-Broadway musical about Ron Paul. Or Lord Windemere. Either, really. Are you at all surprised by this news? [via Vulture]