By Elisa Sanchez, EnStarz | Jun 02, 2012 02:24 PM EDT
Andy Samberg is leaving NBC's "Saturday Night Live" after seven years, a spokeswoman for the comedian said Friday.
Samberg confirmed that he will not return in the fall in an interview with the New York Times.
“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Samberg told the Times in an interview. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.”
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Samberg joined "Saturday Night Live" in 2005. He along with Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone were known as The Lonely Island.
Samberg's breakthrough performance in the show was the music video "Lazy Sunday" which went viral online and got over five million views on YouTube.
Samberg, again made a viral video "D88k in a Box," starring Samberg and Justin Timberlake in a spoof on the early '90s R&B. The video culminating in Samberg joining Timberlake on stage at Madison Square Garden and performing the song live.
His departure follows that of "SNL" cast member Kristen Wiig.
Jason Sudeikis is also rumored to be leaving the show.
Samberg is set to star in the upcoming film "That’s My Boy" with Adam Sandler about a single father (Sandler) who raised his son (Samberg), up until his18th birthday.
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