“We were not aware of his prior remarks,” the show said about Shane Gillis.
The comedian is leaving the long-running NBC series to focus on her film career.
The actress and comedian has been a series regular since 2014.
Season 45 of the NBC series premieres on September 28.
Rock is rebooting the popular horror franchise.
Producer and songwriter served as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”
The sketch featured Emma Thompson and Leslie Jones.
The comedians belted out a tune about getting the boot by NBC.
Comedian is the longest-tenured cast member on the sketch comedy show.
Tekashi turns out to be the least intimidating inmate in lockup.