When the SNL season ends this Saturday, Bill Hader will be packing up Stefon and all those other characters (like the hilarious Italian talk show host, Vinnie Vedecci) he inhabited and leaving the show. “It was a hard decision,” he told the New York Times. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’” The 34-year-old actor joined SNL in 2005 as a featured performer and was promoted to a full cast member the next year, soon becoming a show favorite for his accurate and eccentric celebrity impersonations and his original characters, which earned him an Emmy nomination for supporting actor in a comedy series. “In terms of intelligence and talent,” said SNL producer Lorne Michaels, “he was in that same tradition [as John Belushi], He was so completely committed to the art of it and enough of a student of it that there’s something strikingly original. He didn’t explode onto the air, but gradually he found his voice, and that became a huge thing.” He will be missed.