Chicago-trained Mike O’Brien to stay behind-the-scenes at SNL

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Just days after news broke that iO Theater and Second City alum Cecily Strong was dropped as Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update anchor comes word, via, that erstwhile Chicago comedy standout Michael Patrick O’Brien will no longer be a featured player on the show. A staff writer for four years before making the leap to on-camera work in 2013, he’ll return to his scribe work full-time for the 2014-15 season, which marks SNL’s 40th anniversary.

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