'Saturday Night Live' Star Brooks Wheelan Says He's Been Fired

PHOTO: Brooks Wheelan performs at the 2014 Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival on June 12, 2014 in Manchester, Tenn.

"Saturday Night Live" has apparently axed one of its cast members from its most recent season.

Brooks Wheelan, who was added to the NBC sketch-comedy show before the start of the 2013-2014 season, announced Monday on Twitter that he's been given the pink slip. The 27-year-old comedian informed his followers, "Had a blast and loved every second of it. I'm totally honored to be able to make this next joke... FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

A rep for "Saturday Night Live" said that the network would not comment on casting rumors or changes.

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Wheelan was best known for his appearances on the Weekend Update segment, as well as his impressions of stars including Matthew McConaughey and Kid Rock.

It remains to be seen what other changes are made to the SNL cast before the show returns for its 40th season in September. One star who's likely gone is Nasim Pedrad; she's a cast member of the upcoming Fox comedy "Mulaney," starring former "SNL" writer John Mulaney.

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