Vanessa Bayer Bids Farewell to 'Saturday Night Live' After Seven Years

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Vanessa Bayer as meteorologist Dawn Lazarus on Weekend Update during Saturday Night Live's 42nd season finale

May 21 (UPI) -- Longtime cast member Vanessa Bayer has appeared in her last episode of Saturday Night Live.

"Thank you SNL for 7 years of laughs, love and incredible memories. It has been a dream come true," Bayer said in an Instagram post.

Her surprise exit from SNL followed her co-star Bobby Moynihan's previously announced departure after nine years.

Bobby Moynihan Exiting 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasons

Bobby Moynihan Exiting 'Saturday Night Live' After 9 Seasons

Moynihan's final appearance on the show will take place this weekend

Bayer has recently appeared in the big-screen comedies Trainwreck and Office Christmas Party.

This weekend's edition of the sketch-comedy show was its Season 42 finale. It was hosted by Dwayne Johnson and featured a musical performance by Katy Perry. Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin also appeared in the episode.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.