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Jay Pharoah Finally Breaks His Silence After Surprise SNL Firing… But Is He Hinting At Behind-The-Scenes Drama?!

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Live from New York it's… only three of the cast?

Television viewers were modestly shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had been unceremoniously fired from Saturday Night Live after six years on the late night sketch show.

Not only were they arguably the two most talented male players in the cast, but they're also two of the most featured comedians… which means Lorne Michaels must have something big planned for Season 42 to replace them…

Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!

While Taran addressed his sudden departure shortly after the NBC news broke, Jay remained suspiciously quiet all day long — as did fellow axed actor Jon Rudnitsky, but he was still new, so…

Luckily, the Barack Obama impersonator finally referenced his termination in an Instagram post on Wednesday alongside Taran and Vanessa Bayer… but is he subtly placing blame on

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A THIRD Saturday Night Live Cast Member Just Got Cut — PLUS 20 Other SNL Stars Who Were Fired!

| Filed under: TV NewsSarah SilvermanSaturday Night LiveLate Night TVJulia Louis-Dreyfus

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We guess bad things really do come in threes…

Saturday Night Live viewers were shocked on Tuesday when it was reported that fan-favorites Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had both been let go from the late night show after six years on the air.

However, it seems as though Lorne Michaels wasn't content with cutting just two of his line-up, because featured player Jon Rudnitsky followed them right out the door later the same day!

But if Jay, Jon, or Taran happen to be your favorite, don't fret — plenty of today's hottest stars were one once fired from the NBC series, too!

Just look at Robert Downey, Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Sarah Silverman! All three of them had less-than-stellar stints on the show, and they turned out fine.

So who else has been fired from SNL in its 41-season span??

CLICK HERE to view "21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Were Fired!!!"

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CLICK HERE to view "21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Were Fired!!!"

CLICK HERE to view "21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Were Fired!!!"

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Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Are NOT Returning To Saturday Night Live — So What Happened?

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Saturday Night Live has dropped two of its longtime cast members!

On Monday, it was confirmed that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam will not be returning to the NBC sketch show for its 42nd season as the twosome will be pursuing "other opportunities". Whoa.

Related: Leslie Jones Is Headed To Rio To Be Part Of The Olympics Coverage

As you surely know, both Jay and Taran have been with SNL for six seasons and have created countless memorable characters. Mr. Pharoah alone has famously impersonated Barack Obama, Jay Z, Dr. Ben Carson, Will Smith, etc. Not to mention, Killam is best known for his impersonations of Matthew McConaughey, Marco Rubio, and more.

If you're baffled as to why Lorne Michaels would dump two of the show's seasoned vets, you're totally not alone! In fact, not long after the departure news hit the media, Taran opened up to Uproxx about his shocking exit. He dished:

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'Donald Maroney' Meme Brilliantly Combines Donald Trump With Sociopathic Quotes From 30 Rock's Jenna Maroney!

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Donald Trump has spewed out a lot of ridiculous quotes during his presidential campaign so far — most of which are dripping with narcissism, cattiness, and just straight up nonsense.

After listening to the candidate at the fear-injecting hate riot that was last week's Republican National Convention, the Internet realized Trump reminded them of another self-indulgent sociopath — 30 Rock's Jenna Maroney!

Related: Bristol Palin's Husband SLAMS Trump For Blasting Slain Soldier's Family!

Jane Krakowski played the hilarious desperate actress for 7 Seasons in Tina Fey's Emmy-winning sitcom, and arguably had some of the best lines in the series.

Since Trump is a walking Saturday Night Live sketch in himself, Tumblr users brilliantly combined Jenna's words and the candidate's face, and just like Jenna singing The Rural Juror, it comes together all too beautifully!

Ch-ch-check out some of the most hilarious Donald Maroney memes (below)!

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Chris Matthews Straight Up Asked SNL Star Michael Che Who the ‘Funniest Black Guy’ Is — So Awkward!

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Woah, there's A LOT to dissect here!

In a disastrous, uncomfortable, and unintentionally hilarious discussion with Michael Che and Colin Jost, Chris Matthews managed to offend and amaze in a matter of minutes. While we don't know exactly know what was going on with the MSNBC host, one thing is clear… he REALLY went there this time!

Related: Did RNC Speaker Laura Ingraham End Her Speech With A Nazi Salute?!

Here's a brief recap of the chat that was SUPPOSED to be about politics — Mr. Matthews flat out asked Che who the "funniest black guy" is in addition to accidentally implying that Bill Cosby is dead. The host also went on to ask the guys what hotel they're staying at during the RNC convention because WHY NOT.

Check out the cringeworthy talk (below)!

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