Comedian Brooks Wheelan on Monday tweeted that he’d been fired from “Saturday Night Live” after just one season with the show, saying:

He’s not alone. On Tuesday, Deadline reported that Noël Wells and John Milhiser, who were also both rookie cast members, wouldn’t be returning to the show, either.

Here’s something Milhiser, Wells and Wheelan can all take comfort in, though — sometimes life post-“SNL” isn’t half-bad. Judd Apatow knows what’s up:


Who else has left the show (and sometimes found even more fame!) after just one season? Here’s five notable members of the club:

Anthony Michael Hall
Hall — whom you probably remember from [insert your favorite John Hughes film here] — was just 17 years old when he joined the cast for the 1985–86 season.

Here’s a teenage Hall appearing in an “SNL” promo with Madonna, looking like … well, like a teenager with Madonna.

Janeane Garofalo
After leaving the show mid-season, Garofalo told TV Guide the experience made her “anxious and depressed.” For more details on her tenure, we’d recommend checking out New York magazine’s 1995 feature: “Comedy Isn’t Funny.”

Billy Crystal
See! Here’s a short list of things Billy Crystal did after his one-year stint at “SNL”:
• “The Princess Bride”
• “When Harry Met Sally…”
• “City Slickers”
• “City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold”
• “When Harry Met Sally…”

We know “When Harry Met Sally…” is on there twice. Seemed important.

Sarah Silverman
We’ll let Sarah Silverman speak for herself. (Since she did. On HuffPost Live.)

Ben Stiller
Totally happened.