Bill Hader’s 14 Greatest "SNL" Characters

Everyone’s favorite nightclub-loving star is leaving Saturday Night Live after eight seasons. In his honor, relive some of his greatest sketches.

“It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader told The New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’”

His exit comes a year after Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and (most of) Jason Sudeikis left the show, which really means the end of an era.

1. Stefon

2. Italian Talk Show Host Vinny Vedecci

3. The Gay Couple From New Jersey

4. News Reporter Herb Welch

5. James Carville

6. Clint Eastwood

7. Dwayne Vogelcheck Of The Kissing Family

8. Julian Assange

9. Al Pacino

10. Sad John Boehner

11. Rockin’ Lindsey Buckingham

12. Secret Word Host Lyle Round

13. Alan Alda as Biff in Back to the Future

14. Brady Trunk, Realistic Robot Member of The Merryville Brothers

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