7. Cecily Strong
Last season, Cecily Strong would have appeared much higher on this list. She came in hot with some great impressions, but her strongest work was as original characters. Three primo examples: The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at A Party, Kyra from Girlfriends Talk Show and more recently, a washed up porn star. Watching her hold her own alongside Bobby Moynihan in the asshole coworkers sketch is pretty awesome, too. However, since joining Weekend Update we’ve seen much less of her and Strong still seems uncomfortable in her new role as an anchor. If you watch closely, she can be a bit testy when the audience doesn’t understand or like a joke. But we forgive her because last week she did a perfect impression of a drunk Scottish fish.