Bill Hader exiting "Saturday Night Live"

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Actor/comedian Bill Hader attends the Broadway opening night of "Death Of A Salesman" at the Barrymore Theatre on March 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images) Mike Coppola

Au revoir, Stefan; sayonara, James Carvill; so long Vincent Price; goodbye, Al Pacino; see you later, Bill Hader.

And we will be seeing Hader again, just not regularly on Saturday nights anymore. The comedian has revealed that he will not be returning to "Saturday Night Live" after this season's finale on Saturday. And he shall be missed.

After eight years on the NBC late-night show, the funnyman is off to seek new adventures, most likely on the big screen.

"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Hader, 34, told The New York Times in an interview. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go.' "

Hader, who was the only cast member to be nominated for an Emmy last year, joined the show as a featured performer in the fall of 2005 and was promoted to a full cast member the following year.

He has recently been featured in films such as "Superbad," "Tropic Thunder" and "Men in Black 3," among others.

And he isn't the only castmember to be hanging up his late-night shoes. Seth Meyers, a head writer on "SNL" and the anchor of its "Weekend Update," will depart next year to replace Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "Late Night" when Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show" in February.

And Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are question marks when it comes to their future on the sketch comedy; both show staples have not made decisions as to whether or not they will return next season.

Tell us: Which character of Bill Hader's will you miss the most?

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