'SNL' Cecily Strong Does a Different Kind of Weekend Update on Instagram
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
For this weekend, Cecily Strong has an update of her own. The Saturday Night Live star went on Instagram last night to explain her new role on the show after NBC announced that Daily Show correspondent Michael Che will be replacing her during the "Weekend Update" segment.
With this picture, she says, "I don't see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way that is a lot more fun for me and in a way I think I'm better at. And now I get to do features with the very funny and wonderful Michael Che! No point in being angry or sad for me for something I'm genuinely happy about! Unless you are just a person who enjoys being angry or sad. Then I guess play on, playa."
Also if you're wondering what's on her neck, she explains that too, "I danced too hard last night so now I am wearing a hot pad on my neck. Be angry and sad for me about my dumbass neck."
Strong joined Saturday Night Live in 2012. She started co-anchoring "Weekend Update" in September of 2013 and was a funny duo with Seth Meyers. Before joining the cast, she performed regularly at The Second City and iO in Chicago.
SNL will begin its 40th season on September 27. The first show will be hosted by Chris Pratt and will feature musical guest Ariana Grande.