Listen up, Lorne Michaels! The fall season's almost here and we still haven't heard a peep about who's going to replace Saturday Night Live cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and the soon-to-depart Seth Meyers.
So if you're having trouble making up your mind on who to hire, let me help you out.
Lapkus has been around for a while, but has never seemed to get the recognition she deserves. The Orange is the New Black actress (who plays C.O. Fischer) does great character work and has a nice Kristin Wiig vibe that the show could benefit from.
Girl Code star and Upright Citizens Brigade alum has the improv skills to tackle live TV and the acting chops to handle sketch comedy. Plus, someone needs to take over Oprah impressions now that Maya Rudolph has left.
Middleditch doesn't just play a character — he is that character. The comedian would be a great choice to fill the crater Hader and Armisen are leaving behind.
When Meyers takes over Late Night midseason, his Weekend Update replacement will have a huge seat to fill. Since SNL writer Mulaney has already proved his skill at desk work, why not promote him to cast member and give him the gig full-time?
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OP here. I can personally attest to the hilarity of Lauren Lapkus and Thomas Middleditch. I would be happy for their success, but sad to see them go from UCB. Who do you think should be on the upcoming season of SNL, ONTD?