Colin Jost and Michael Che are two brave and courageous men. After it was unofficially Cut to time Last year, Weekend Update’s annual joke exchange was back in action Saturday Night Live— but after this weekend, participants’ jobs may no longer be available. Well, we’re kidding; Obviously, this was all fun.
Jost introduces the moral of the segment — that he and his fellow announcer will read each other’s jokes, without anyone seeing them — from the beginning. However, it takes real confidence to leave your voice (and any not-particularly good screenshots) to the whims of someone else, and Ghost and Che certainly didn’t hold back.
Even before the jokes began, Che had a surprise in store for his co-host in the form of a woman named Hattie Davis whom he introduced as a “poet, author, and activist.” Hattie’s main job was to sit in the corner and shake her head disapprovingly while Ghost made his way through jokes like “If you ask me, I can think of at least one dodo that I would like to introduce back to Africa” (as a picture of a dodo). Barack Obama flashes across the screen) and the phrase “If you ask me, you’re a better Black Widow than Coretta Scott King,” referring to his wife, Scarlett Johansson.
But this was certainly not a one-sided insult from Chi. Jost had some brutal lines in his arsenal for his co-anchor to read as well. “MG: musical, “On the life of Michael Jackson, it became one of the highest-grossing shows on Broadway, and my assessment of the acting is the same as my opinion of MJ’s trial: Michael is amazing, but the kids are absolutely unbelievable.” “I want to say from the bottom of my heart, whether you are Jewish or Muslim, you need Jesus.”
So, if you’re squabbling with your family at Christmas dinner this year, let this be a balm: at least you’ll be able to write your own comebacks.
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