'Saturday Night Live' cast power rankings
We analyze the current cast’s overall importance to the show
11. Seth Meyers
We’re putting him here because at the end of the day, the success of this show rises and falls on its writing. And quite simply, the writing on the show this season has been fairly subpar. We’re nearly into May and have no unequivocal classic episodes to show for this season. (The Justin Timberlake, Christoph Waltz, and Christina Applegate ones all came close, but never truly transcended.) Meyers’ interview skills on “Weekend Update” have never been sharper. But everything around “Update” has fallen off this season. As head of the writer’s room, that trend has to fall on his shoulders above all others.