Comedy The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts  

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List Rules Vote up your all-time favorite 'SNL' Weekend Update hosts.

"Saturday Night Live" has been around since 1975, and one of the show's trademark segments is the wonderful Weekend Update, which gives us the news, with jokes of course. The hosts and co-hosts of the Weekend Update range from superstars like Bill Murray to new guys like Colin Jost, always offering unique comedic perspectives on that week's headlines.

The early days of "Saturday Night Live" featured a Weekend Update brought to you by Chevy Chase, who sometimes received help and substitution from Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd. Over the years, some of the more memorable hosts (now considered some of the best standup comedians out there) include Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon, Norm Macdonald, Colin Quinn, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey has hosted with Poehler, as well as alongside future "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. Poehler used to host the segment with future "Late Night" host Seth Meyers, who later hosted the Weekend Update all by himself. Meyers was later joined by Cecily Strong and was ultimately replaced by Colin Jost.
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760 339
Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
The Norm Show, Celebrity Jeopardy!, A Minute with Stan Hooper
1994-1997

2
720 382
Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2004-2006

3
693 391
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
2000-2004

4
554 306
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Community, Saturday Night Live, The Chevy Chase Show
1975-1976

5
548 312
Dan Aykroyd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, The Real Ghostbusters, Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal
1977-1978

6
525 288
Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Broad City
2006-2008

7
578 332
Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2006-2014

8
516 292
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Iron Chef America, SCTV Network 90, Banzai
1978-1980

9
477 279
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Unforgettable
1976-1980

10
525 292
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Monday Night Football, Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller Live
1985-1991

11
382 281
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Crank Yankers
1991-1994

12
256 185
Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
The Daily Show, Best Week Ever
2015-present

13
304 359
Cecily Strong and Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Cecily Strong and Seth Meyers
2013-2014

14
250 371
Colin Quinn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Remote Control, Howard Stern on Demand, The Colin Quinn Show
1998-2000

15
176 410
Colin Jost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts

16
133 398
Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, Fillmore!, Celebrity Jeopardy!
2005