Tonight marks the night when Melissa McCarthy drops by to host SNL for the third time in her career. The could of the Super Bowl tomorrow night is hanging over everything which is helping to make the atmosphere even more electric than it already is.
But while the mood is great, there is a somber tone to the Weekend Update this week as it’s serving as Seth Meyer’s last trip to the Update desk as a member of the SNL crew. Meyers has manned the Update desk for what seems like ages but he’s officially handing the reigns over to Cecily Strong after tonight’s show.
Meyers leaving put a bit of a damper on the segment, but it was still sharp as ever and rightfully so. Meyers has made the Update desk job into an actual job as his work on SNL and specifically at the Update desk as led to his gig as the new Late Night host.
For Meyers’ last stint as Update co-host, Amy Poehler and Bill Hader dropped by to bid him farewell. Poehler was Meyers first co-host while Hader returned in character as Stefon, who was a staple character over Meyers tenure as host.
The end of the Update was a bit emotional, but it was truly a fitting end for Meyers stint as host.