My Heart Gently Weeps: Cecily Strong is Out as Weekend Update Co-Host
NOOO – Cecily Strong is out as Colin Jost’s co-host on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and Michael Che is reportedly in. According to the New York Times, the show’s shakeups haven’t ended as the 40th season approaches, as Lorne Michaels personally selected Che to replace Strong because of the 31-year old comedian’s strong relationship with Jost behind-the-scenes. The decision comes as the result of several weeks of testing different combinations of the show’s comedians and personalities, and Michaels ultimately decided that Jost and Che were best for Weekend Update moving forward.
I don’t agree, SNL. I DO NOT AGREE. Colin Jost never fit in towards the end of last season, and Cecily Strong carried that segment on her goddamn back. The only silver lining is that Cecily can be in more sketches, including guest characters on Weekend Update (girl you don’t want to talk to at a party, for one). The worst part about this is that Jost comes off as someone who takes forever to develop chemistry with a co-host. The report claims he and Strong’s replacement, Michael Che, are good friends backstage, but who knows how that’ll translate to live TV. They better load up with Drunk Uncle, Bruce Chandling and any Kate McKinnon character just in case this doesn’t work out. Until then, hit the music.