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Cecily Strong and Colin Jost Tell 'The Wall Street Journal' About Their Plans for Weekend Update

"But I think now we all would like, I think, something Colin and I talked about, to sort of integrate Update back into the show. And we have a really great new writer, my friend Katie Rich, from Chicago. I used to understudy her. She's got such a great personality and she's getting our nerdy little sweet Update guys out of their shell and letting the two meet. It's almost like you want them to have a mixer: 'Update, meet SNL.'"

- Cecily Strong in a joint interview with Colin Jost for The Wall Street Journal, in which the Weekend Update co-anchor hints at the segment's evolving relation with [...]

'The Wall Street Journal's Profile of 'SNL's Cue Card Guy Is Eye-Opening

"In the history of the show we've only had to shoot the cue-card guy twice."

-Lorne Michaels in a Wall Street Journal profile of Saturday Night Live's cue card guy Wally Feresten, who's been with the show since 1990. The profile gives a behind-the-scenes look at SNL from an unusual perspective, and it delivers logical answers to questions like "Why does SNL still use cue cards?", "Why not just use a teleprompter?", and "Seriously, it's 2012. What gives?"