SAN DIEGO - It's hard to see Bill Hader's recent "Saturday Night Live" departure as anything but a deliberate career move, but as he tells it practical considerations also played a big role.

"It really was more about wanting to move to L.A.," Hader told me at San Diego Comic-Con while promoting his upcoming animated sequel "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2." "Cause my wife [Maggie Carey] directed a movie...the movie 'The To Do List.' So she's having to do that. So she's having to go to L.A. a lot, and I was having to go to L.A. a lot, and so it was finally just like, 'oh, well we just need to live in California.' And we lived there before I got 'SNL.' So that was really how it started. And then, you know, 'Can I do 'SNL' and that at the same time? Not really?' And that's how it ended."

So is he interested in hitting Studio 8H as a guest-host at some point in the future? And how did it feel to leave the show after eight seasons? Click on the video above to watch the full clip.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.