Saturday Night Live Producer Ken Aymong Departs Series After 30 Years

As Saturday Night Live barrels towards its inevitable 50th season on NBC, the live sketch comedy has lost one of its lead producers. Saturday night, word quickly spread that Ken Aymong decided to retire from the show after three-plus decades working at 30 Rock. Often remarked as one of the top lieutenant’s of SNL creator Lorne Michaels, Aymong was largely responsible for helping keep the funding in check behind the scenes at Studio 8H.

During the send-offs at the end of the Season 47th premiere, Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost was spotted with a sign that read “We’ll miss you, Ken.” The Hollywood trades are now confirming Jost’s comments were geared towards the producer’s retirement.

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