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