3 Reasons Why Saturday Night Live is Failing
Seth Meyers was both a cast member and a co-head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” While his cast role mainly consisted of being the “Weekend Update” correspondent, his role was a vital consistency to “SNL” and his role as co-head writer was even more vital. Many “Saturday Night Live” writers served their time as “Weekend Update” correspondents writing much of their own content. This made that segment seem like the sketch that set the pace for the show and there was usually a direct correlation between its success and the show’s success. With Seth Meyer’s departure, it left other co-head Writer Colin Jost to step up to the plate and so far he’s been striking out. Even Colin Jost has admitted he’s been doing poorly.
“I don’t feel like what I’ve done so far is a full realization of who I am,” says Jost. “There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and your personality starts coming out the more you do it.”
Jost says next season, viewers will see more of who he really is.
With Jost’s poor performance on “Weekend Update” and the dipping ratings for “Saturday Night Live,” it makes many wonder if Seth Meyers was more of the “head” writer than “co-head.”