So who should Lorne Michaels put in the co-anchor chair?
If you answered newcomer/most awesome female cast member ever*, Cecily Strong, you’d be correct!
According to The New York Times:
Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” Mr. Michaels said. “She exploded.” One of her regular characters was a visitor to the “Update” desk — the Girl You Wished You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party.
Mr. Michaels said his general plan was to have Ms. Strong share the “Update” desk with Mr. Meyers for the season’s initial shows and then segue into a solo role later, maybe in the first season — but maybe not. If possible, Mr. Michaels would like to see Mr. Meyers stay on “Weekend Update” even after he moves to “Late Night,” starting on Feb. 24.
Oh man, can Cecily Strong just host the entire Weekend Update AS the Girl You Wished You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party? Because that would be best for America, actually.
*Except for, you know, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and Kristin Wiig and Gildner Radner and a lot of other funny women.