Today I was thinking about Seth Myers, the SNL cast member who recently hosted the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Â He’s a decent Weekend Update anchor (though I preferred him with Amy Poehler) and reportedly a huge comic book fan (which makes him A-OK in my book). Â But seeing as how Weekend Update is the only bit that has been on every episode of SNL for the last century (or so it seems), I thought I would rundown the best WU anchors ever.
5) Chevy Chase- The original. Â The guy was a genius in the spot.
4) Colin Quinn- Got a bad rap. But Quinn’s style of humor played well into the Weekend Update. Â Very underrated.
3) Dennis Miller- His whole act seems to be a Weekend Update turned up to 15 on the dial.
2) Norm MacDonald- And here was the conflict. Â My #2 and #1 are soooo close. Â To this day, I love Norm MacDonald in the way that female liberal arts majors love Emile Bronte.
1) Kevin Nealon- Nealon wins only by virtue of how strange his update would get sometimes. Â Nealon had good delivery but he shined when he would veer into more abstract areas. And to this very day, I giggle when thinking about how Ike Turner (played by Tim Meadows) made Nealon his new Tina.