'SNL's' new Weekend Update team tackles 'intimidating' comedy legacy

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It’s never easy to take over a job someone else really made their mark in. So just image how hard it is to fill a role that nearly a dozen people mastered before you. That’s the kind of pressure "Saturday Night Live’s" new Weekend Update team, made up of cast regular Cecily Strong and co-head writer Colin Jost, is facing.

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'SNL' head writer to join Cecily Strong as 'Weekend Update' co-anchor

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This just in: There’s a new face behind the “Weekend Update” desk at “Saturday Night Live.” Head writer Colin Jost will take a seat next to Cecily Strong come March 1, NBC confirms.

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'SNL' casts first black female comic in 6 years

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Sasheer Zamata, an alum of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and an online comic, will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 18, NBC announced Monday. 

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Bill Hader steals the show in star-packed ‘Saturday Night Live’ sendoff

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Ben Affleck joined the five-timers club as host, but departing castmember Bill Hader stole the show on “Saturday Night Live’s” season 38 finale.

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Bill Hader is leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Another beloved cast member of “Saturday Night Live” is leaving the comedy sketch show. Bill Hader told The New York Times that he’s leaving the program after the season finale this Saturday.

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Saturday Night Live pays tribute to Newtown, Conn. victims

A powerful cold open from Saturday Night Live last night featured the New York Children’s Chorus singing “Silent Night” to pay tribute to the victims in Newtown, Conn.

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Fearing ‘SNL’ spoof, Gov. Christie dodges Twinkie ‘setup’

New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie suspects a setup when a reporter asks him to comment on the Hostess shutdown, saying “I’m on Saturday Night Live enough. You think you’re getting me behind this microphone and having me talk about Twinkies. You people are the worst.”

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