In one key way, Seth Meyers was the best Weekend Update host ever.
This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” was the debut appearance for Sasheer Zamata, the first black cast member since Maya Rudolph’s departure six years ago, and Zamata was excellent: confident without being overstated, handling the pressure of the disproportionate limelight impressively well. The show, on the whole, was one of SNL’s best in awhile—Drake rivals Justin Timberlake in the easy charm of his stage presence and the versatility of his impressions. (His Jay-Z was scarily accurate.) Zamata is clearly a terrific addition to the cast.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced he had just finished filming a cameo on Michael J. Fox’s upcoming NBC sitcom, “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which premieres in September. This should come as no surprise, as Christie has long been a ham in cheerleading for his home state.