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Cecily Strong Urges People to Vote in ‘SNL’ “Weekend Update” Appearance: “These Are Scary Times”

Cecily Strong pulled in to Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” this week to talk to viewers about what’s at stake in Tuesday’s midterm elections. As “Tammy the Trucker,” Strong was introduced as someone “who promises she’s here to talk about gas prices and definitely not abortion.” But after a quick reference to how “the Supreme […]

Lily Tomlin Surprises L.A. Audience by Taking in Cecily Strong’s Performance of Role That Won Her a Tony

Aside from taking a bow (or three) and receiving applause, actors don’t typically address the audience following a stage performance. But last night’s production of the one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum was not an average night at the theater for Cecily Strong, which […]

Cecily Strong to Headline L.A. Production of ‘The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe’

Cecily Strong will soon be hitting the stage in Los Angeles. The Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live star will perform in Jane Wagner’s one-woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the show begins previews Sept. 21 with an official opening set for Sept. 28, running […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Pokes Fun at Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, Celebrates Britney Spears’ Freedom

Saturday Night Live kicked off its cold open on Nov. 13 by welcoming back Aidy Bryant as Ted Cruz, who offered an alternate version of Sesame Street titled Cruz Street. The sketch was in reference to the beloved character Big Bird having recently encouraged kids to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “I’m Ted Cruz,” Bryant’s Cruz began. […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Cold Open Tackles Aaron Rodgers, Glenn Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia, Donald Trump

After a short break, Saturday Night Live‘s cold open on Nov. 6 hit some of the week’s biggest news items. Cecily Strong’s Judge Jeanine Pirro interviewed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, played by Pete Davidson, Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin, played by Alex Moffat, one of the voters who got him elected, played by Heidi […]

James Austin Johnson Makes ‘SNL’ Debut With Joe Biden Impression

New Saturday Night Live cast member James Austin Johnson opened the show’s 47th season by debuting a Joe Biden impression that centered on the president’s Build Back Better Act. During a cold open on Saturday that parodied Biden’s embattled infrastructure bill, Johnson attempted to unite moderate and liberal Democrats to get the measure passed. At […]

Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon Reflect on a Tough, Meaningful Season and Their ‘Saturday Night Live’ Futures

Saturday Night Live has been off the air since May, which has allowed its stars time to reflect on what they’ve ultimately concluded was one of the most powerful seasons in their collective tenures at the show — which is not to say it was easy or even fun. Zooming in from different locations, Emmy […]

Cecily Strong “Still Thinking” About Return to ‘SNL’ as Lorne Michaels Shares Hopes “She’ll Come Back”

Cecily Strong is still weighing whether she’ll return for another season of Saturday Night Live after this spring’s season 46 closer appeared to be her swan song. Speaking to The New York Times about whether she had made a decision, the comedian and actress told the outlet that “I’m stilling thinking.” “Throughout the year, there […]

Apple TV+’s ‘Schmigadoon!’: TV Review

Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key find themselves in a town inspired by classic musicals from 'Oklahoma!' to 'Carousel' to 'The Music Man' in this new comedy.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Reacts to Cecily Strong’s ‘SNL’ Impression

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave tips to help Cecily Strong improve her 'Saturday Night Live' impression of the governor when she visited 'Late Night' on Monday.

Cecily Strong to Star in Apple Comedy From Lorne Michaels

Cecily Strong is set to star in the Apple comedy 'Schmigadoon,' a series to be executive produced by 'Saturday Night Live' mastermind Lorne Michaels. The project, which has been picked up straight-to-series with an eight-episode order, will begin production in the summer.

Cecily Strong Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

Cecily Strong has moved from ICM Partners to CAA.