When Cecily Strong sat in Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchor chair for the first time this fall, she had only one goal in mind: Don't cry. "I'm a crybaby, so I express every emotion with tears," says the Springfield, Illinois, native. "But they would've been happy tears — I would've been bawling because I was so excited."
You can't blame her for being psyched. In only her second season on SNL, she's been promoted from lowly featured player to heir to the throne coanchor Seth Meyers will vacate when he leaves to host NBC's Late Night early next year. "Cecily's had a meteoric rise, as opposed to my molasses-like one," quips Meyers.
It's almost literally a dream come true for Strong, who...
Cecily Strong has filled some mighty big shoes over on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" desk. Before her, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey — arguably two of SNL's finest female comedians — set a pretty high standard. So what does Poehler think of her successor?
Aziz Ansari knows how to "Treat Yo' Self" even in Hong Kong. The Parks and Recreation star heads to Asia for Esquire Network's The Getaway, the brainchild of Chef Anthony Bourdain in which celebrities travel to their favorite place to reveal their go-to haunts, eats and activities.
Saturday Night Live returned from its summer hiatus and kicked off Season 39 with host Tina Fey and a surprise cameo from Breaking Bad's own Jesse Pinkman.
As part of the opening skit, Aaron Paul showed up in character to prove why Obamacare could've helped his friend who cooked meth to pay for cancer treatments.
Six new faces are joining the Saturday Night Live cast as featured players, NBC announced Monday.
Stand-up comedian Brooks Wheelan joins previously reported new hires Beck Bennett, Michael Patrick O'Brien, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney and Noël Wells.