Head Writer Anna Drezen Leaves NBC Show – Deadline

Saturday Night Live Lead writer Anna Drazen left the long-running sitcom on NBC.

Drezen revealed that she was exiting the show just over a year after she was named one of the show’s top writers in September 2020.

This week, she said she’s leaving the show to focus on free-form animated comedy praise my home, starring Annie Murphy, John Cho and Kristen Baransky, which landed a serial order earlier this month.

Drezen, who has also written for the Peacock comedy series Girls 5EvaInitially hired as a writer for the series’ 42nd season in 2016, he was promoted to supervising writer for seasons 44 and 45 and then was promoted to lead writer alongside Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kent Sublette last year.

“Farewell SNL! ,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am leaving the show to focus on my show at Freeform. I was going to post a joke but I don’t do it anymore. I learned alot. I have to meet a lot of animals and people. There is no place like it.”

SNL Just moved into the final episode of the year this past weekend with Tom Hanks and former lead writer Tina Fey joining cast members Che and Kenan Thompson for a spin-off featuring a handful of new graphics as well as classic skits from the past.

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