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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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

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714 376
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

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689 384
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

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547 302
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

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543 308
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

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518 286
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

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512 290
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Iron Chef America, SCTV Network 90, Banzai - 1978-1980

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568 331
Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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520 287
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Monday Night Football, Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller Live - 1985-1991

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474 275
Jane Curtin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Unforgettable - 1976-1980

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382 276
Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, Weeds, Crank Yankers - 1991-1994

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244 182
Michael Che is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
The Daily Show, Best Week Ever - 2015-present

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303 355
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

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248 366
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

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175 406
Colin Jost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts

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133 394
Horatio Sanz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best SNL Weekend Update Hosts
Saturday Night Live, Fillmore!, Celebrity Jeopardy! - 2005