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PHOTOS: Brooks Wheelan Was Fired From SNL; Here’s Why We’ll Miss Him

Brooks Wheelan is one of the band of white guys who were given nothing to do on Saturday Night Live this season so guess what? They fired him (along with other series newbies Noel Wells and John Milhiser)! Wheelan announced the news on his Twitter in typical self-deprecating comedian style:

The silver lining? Brooks can now lay claim to having joined a very exclusive club alongside Robert Downey Jr., Billy Crystal and Jenny Slate. They were also all fired from the sketch show after one season. A point director/producer Judd Apatow was kind enough to make:

And no matter what career path Brooks heads down now, we hope it’s a very public one, because we want more of this:

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By:           Editors
On:           Jul 15, 2014
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  • 9 Comments
    • redcarpet
      redcarpet

      I thought he was hot! And more importantly potential to be funny if given the right material. But they didn’t give him anything to do. I think he was just brought on at the wrong time. It’s like the newbies who were on in 1995 who got swept aside for the 1996 Will Ferrel/Molly Shannon/Cheri Oteri cast. Right place at the wrong time.

      Jul 15, 2014 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige
      MarionPaige

      If you check his live performances on youtube, it appears that most of what he did on SNL was stuff from his solo standup career before SNL. And, he performed the routines better in his solo act. It seems excessively mean to say he was “fired” from SNL since performers have contracts. It might help Brooks to recall that SNL clearly didn’t think that Eddie Murphy was star material as it showcased Charlie Rocket over Murphy (at least at the beginning).

      Jul 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      Beautiful eyes.

      Jul 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lazycrockett
      Lazycrockett

      The tat bit he did on weekend update was funny. SNL also got rid of Noel Wells and John Milhiser, who is a cutie. Kinda weird SNL hired these newbies gave them next to nothing to do and then let them go. Guess its good for the resume though.

      Jul 15, 2014 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • psa67
      psa67

      I’ll miss Noel Wells. She did a great Lena Dunham. Hope they get rid of Mike O’Brien and Keenan Thompson while they’re at it.

      Jul 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaguy
      seaguy

      Is he gay?

      Jul 16, 2014 at 3:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdh1980
      tdh1980

      Aside from the fact that he is a good-looking guy (those eyes, those lips, that chest hair — woof), I don’t understand why this is a Queerty story. Is he a confirmed homo?

      Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dbmcvey
      dbmcvey

      Which one was he? I don’t think any of the under 30 white guy new cast members were given a chance to make much of an impression–and they were hard to really tell apart.

      Jul 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky
      tricky ricky

      snl has barely been watchable since charles rocket got the entire cast fired when he said f*ck on air, with the exception of dana carvey and church chat, jon lovetz and his liar and get to know me characters, and the fat guy from roseanne doing linda tripp.

      Jul 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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