NBC Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?  

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Who should host Weekend Update on SNL? Now that longtime host / head writer Seth Meyer is leaving the show, and with the announcement that veteran castmember Bill Hader will end his run at the end of the 2012-13 season, fans are wondering who will fill in behind the desk at Studio 8H. Who will be the next Weekend Update anchor? UPDATE: 9/15/2013: In an interview with New York Times, SNL creator Lorne Michaels said that Cecily Strong will take over when Seth Meyers leaves. For now, she will co-anchor the mock news segment. 

The parody news segment Weekend Update has long been a fixture on Saturday Night Live, airing during the first season in 1975 with Chevy Chase as the host. In the 3+ decades since, it has featured some of the best SNL cast members, including Dennis Miller, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, and Amy Poehler. While these are big footsteps to follow, the new Weekend Update host will surely be up to task. The current SNL cast members include some of the funniest people in the world, and they've already earned their striped just by virtue of earning spots on the classic sketch comedy series.So who should be the new Weekend Update newsanchor? Vote up those SNL castmembers who you think could best skewer those in our current events and deliver their jokes with apt deadpan? Who doesn't already have too many characters on Weekend Update (like Drunk Uncle, Jean K. Jean, or Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party)? Who would look best in a suit - or at least a suit jacket and boxers or whatever underneath?

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Nasim Pedrad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Taran Killam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Jason Sudeikis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?

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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Cecily Strong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
Cecily Strong age 34

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Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Vanessa Bayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Fred Armisen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Aidy Bryant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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Tim Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Be the New Host of SNL Weekend Update?
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