Everything You Need To Know About Cecily Strong, The New Weekend Update Host On “Saturday Night Live”

Cecily Strong, or “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With,” was a standout performer in the 2012-2013 season. Get ready to see a lot more of her.

1. Yesterday the New York Times reported that Cecily Strong will join Seth Meyers as SNL’s new Weekend Update host.

2. Seth Meyers has anchored Weekend Update alone since Amy Poehler left in 2008. He’ll be moving on in December to prepare for his new gig as host of Late Night.

3. Strong has proven to be a dynamic performer who should bring a lot to the Weekend Update desk.

4. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With” was one of the season’s funniest characters.

6. And her performance as a “porn-star turned Swarovski Crystal spokeswoman” is hilarious.

8. Bobby Moynihan and Cecily Strong continuously steal the show as employees insulting their coworkers after they think they’re going to get fired.

9. And she has more characters in the works.

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10. Strong has performed in the Above Average web-series “The Morning After.”

11. And also made great sketches prior to joining SNL.

12. Strong studied improv at Second City and ImprovOlympic in Chicago, and has performed at the Chicago SketchFest, NYC Sketch Fest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and TBS’ Just For Laughs.

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13. She’ll even talk openly about her bad shows.

14. “Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” said SNL producer Lorne Michaels. “She exploded.”

18. Her first show as Weekend Update co-anchor will be Sept. 28, with Tina Fey as host.

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