Brooks Wheelan fired from 'Saturday Night Live,' he announces on Twitter

Brooks Wheelan tweeted on Monday, July 14, 2014,

Brooks Wheelan tweeted on Monday, July 14, 2014, that he was fired from "Saturday Night Live." Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew H. Walker

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Saturday nights just got lonelier for Brooks Wheelan.

The comedian announced Monday that he had been fired from "Saturday Night Live." He had joined the cast only last year.

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"Had a blast and loved every second of it," Wheelan tweeted. "I'm totally honored to be able to make the next joke ... FIRED FROM NEW YORK, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT."

NBC has not yet commented.

Wheelan was best known for playing himself in "Weekend Update," where he advised himself against bad behavior. According to Variety, he also was featured in an early sketch where he played himself as a game-show contestant, which seemed to be a play on how nobody knew who he was.

"Saturday Night Live's" 40th season is set to start this fall. While summer cast shake-ups are not uncommon, Wheelan is the first to announce being fired.

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