Originally Posted by squeakybirnbaum
You're mad about Michaela? What did she ever do that was good?
I thought her Hoda Kotb impression was great.
I didn't really like Casey when she was on SNL
I have to agree with you on this. But they just never seemed to give "this new girl" anything actually funny to do or say. Writing for her was dreadfully unfunny. Or... maybe she just wasn't funny in this environment.
Same seems to be the case for Aidy Bryant this year. Has there been one single laugh from anything she's been asked to do? Presumably she had some comedic resume that she brought to the show, but you'd never know it from the results.
In contrast, Kate McKinnon seems to be the next Kristin Wiig, if you ask me. She does great physical comedy, wears hair/makeup and costumes well, and actually has funny characters.
Add in Vanessa Bayer's maturing and ability to amuse with her understated deadpan facial work (she works great in bits with Fred Armisen that she's taken over for Kristin), and Nasim's terrific cuteness and characters, and you have a new Gilda/Jane/Lorraine era coming I predict.
Cecily Strong has potential, but she's no Kate McKinnon. Jury's still out. We'll have to wait to see more of the season, and hope the writers give her something truly funny.
I miss the Khardashian girls sketch. Really miss Abby Elliott (aka Angelina Jolie).