On Tuesday, news broke that comedian Michael Che, formerly of The Daily Show, will be replacing Cecily Strong as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update. For a few days, Strong stayed silent about the decision before taking to Instagram to share her thoughts.
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Saturday Night Live castmember Cecily Strong will co-anchor Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels revealed to the New York Times.
Strong, who joined SNL at the start of last season, has made a name for herself with her Update segment “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party” and her “glamorous” commercials with Vanessa Bayer for Moet and Hermes.
“Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” Michaels told the Times. “She exploded.”
There has been a lot of speculation around the Weekend Update desk recently, since Meyers is leaving SNL soon to take over Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night. It remains to be seen whether Strong earns the solo gig once Meyers exits.
Other news revealed in the NYT report includes the new castmembers — and one featured player who will be a writer full-time this season.
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