“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.