SNL’s New Meteorologist Dawn Lazarus Has Us Literally LOL’ing


“Saturday Night Live” can be hit or miss. Shows vacillate between riotously funny and confusingly bland. But, that’s what happens when you write, produce, and rehearse a live show in one week. For my money, they hit more than they miss and this week was no different. Chris Pine hosted a silly, lighthearted show that was consistently funny.

The best moment of the night came in during Weekend Update. Michael Che welcomed, Dawn Lazarus (Vanessa Bayer), the winner of a nationwide search for a Weekend Update Meteorologist. I think it’s safe to say her nerves got the best of her.

Update doesn’t typically have a weather component. It seems like a natural choice, but you can only make so many weather based jokes. But, Bayer doesn’t rely on puns, and turns a simple idea into a hilarious bit. She’s a solid veteran in a cast that is quickly coming into its own. We hope Dawn Lazarus becomes a regular part of the weekly segment.