Weekend Update 1


Colin Jost

Michael Che

[Starts with Weekend Update intro]

Announcer: It’s Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che.

[cheers and applause] [Cut to Colin Jost and Michael Che in their news set.]

Colin Jost: Good evening everyone.

Michael Che: Welcome to Weekend Update. I’m Michael Che.

Colin Jost: I’m Colin Jost. And here are tonight’s top stories.

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Kevin McCarthy at left top corner.]

Republicans this week were left scrambling to find a new speaker of the house after the representative Kevin McCarthy abruptly dropped out of the race. And who can’t blame him for not wanting the job? Look, here is a picture of current speaker of the house John Boehner [Picture changes to John Boehner] when he took off as four years ago. And here’s Boehner today. [Picture changes to a rotten pumpkin.]

Now, everyone’s first choice for the job [Picture changes to Paul Ryan] is Paul Ryan but he says he doesn’t want the job. And every other decent republican is too busy running for president. So, now, the GOP is only left with scraps. So, I thought maybe in the spirit of Halloween, they should just stitch those straps together into some kind of Frankein-speaker. [Picture changes to a face made out of different parts of different person’s faces.] And you know what? I think I know just the doctor who’s crazy enough to do it. [Picture changes to Dr. Ben Carson] [Cut to Michael Che. there’s a picture of Ben Carson at right top corner.]

Michael Che: According to a new report, while Ben Carson was a practicing neurosurgeon, he was target of six malpractice suits including one patient who claimed Carson left a sponge in his brain. Which sounds bad, but come on, can we really trust the word of a guy that has a sponge in his brain?

Ben Carson commented on a recent mass shootings saying he never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking away gun rights. Dr. Carson, be honest, was your medically degree given sarcastically? I’m sorry to think you’re a less of a real brain surgeon and more of a [speaking in squeaky sarcastic voice] real brain surgeon. I never thought I’d say this out loud on TV, but please America, pick anybody but the black guy.

[Cut to Colin Jost and Michael Che]


Colin Jost: Now, the issue of gun control has been debated a lot in the news this week.

Michael Che: And Colin and I have been going back and forth on this a lot. I mean, there’s a gun for every man, woman and child in this country. I mean, what are we preparing for? A Rap beef?

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of a gun at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: Look, I agree that we don’t need that many guns. But this country is obsessed with things that we don’t need. Okay? We don’t need a Baconator. We don’t need a beer that’s a margarita inside a beer. And we definitely don’t need our dogs to wear Halloween costumes.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of a gun at right top corner.]

Michael Che: But there has to be limits Colin. I mean it’s just too easy to get one. Look, here’s a list of things that are harder to get than a gun. A driver’s license. A purple belt in karate. Kevin Hart tickets. A GED. Spray paint. I mean, come on!

[Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of a gun at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: Alright, well here are things that are easier to get than a gun. Herpes.

Michael Che: Alright, why do you say that?

Colin Jost: I didn’t prepare a list. Look, you know how hard it is to limit guns? Think about how hard it was in New York to limit sodas. Bloomberg was like, “Um, maybe just drink soda out of a bucket?” And people were like, “He’s trying to take our soda buckets!”

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of an old letter at right top corner.]

Michael Che: Which brings me to my next point, you can’t have whatever you want, alright? I know the forefather said you have the right to own a gun. But they also said you could own people. Which by the way, if I owned a whole field of jacked Africans, I’d probably want a dozen of guns too.

[Cut to Colin Jost being speechless]

Colin Jost: It’s not supposed to cut to me after that.

Michael Che: Oh, no. It is. [Cut to Michael Che] I told them to do that. Look, the constitution– [laughter and applause] I was making a point. The constitution is a lot like our grandfather. He’s wise, we love him and he means well. But, he’s getting really, really old. And every once in a while, he says something crazy and we gotta go to the other room and discuss what we’re gonna do about it.

[Cut to Colin Jost and Michael Che]

Colin Jost: And look, as New Yorkers, I don’t think that we should be telling the rest of the country how to deal with guns, okay? I don’t have a gun, you don’t have a gun–

Michael Che: [interrupting] Well…

Colin Jost: Wait, you have a gun?

Michael Che: I mean…

Colin Jost: Why do you have a gun?

Michael Che: I got a lot of sneakers, Colin. I mean, what should I do? I walk home by myself man.

[Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes at right top corner.]

It was revealed that New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher was attacked by Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies after Barnes learned that Fisher was dating his estranged wife. So, at least there’s one Kinck who knows how to grab rebound.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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