7. Wanda Sykes We love her cynicism and straight-faced delivery. Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranked among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.
8. Cecily Strong
This SNL newcomer has hit the ground running with the coveted “Weekend Update” slot formerly filled by the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Strong grew up watching Saturday Night Live, and now she sits in the Weekend Update anchor chair—nice going!