Weekend Update Laura Parsin Says News

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Laura Parsin… Vanessa Bayer

Michael Che

[Starts with Michael Che in his set]

Michael Che: And now for our news castors of Tomorrow series, where we let kids read the news, tonight’s junior anchor is a twelve year old actress who’s in the up coming Nickelodeon movie ‘Study Break Tummy Egg’, please welcome Laura Parsin.

[Laura slides in]

Laura: Hi Michael. What a thrill it is to be here. News,

[singing] talking about news
live on the scene it’s 2016
[mumbling]

Michael Che: That’s so adorable. So, are you gonna report some stories for us?

Laura: I’d love to. [Cut to Laura] This week, Mexican fugitive Al Capone was captured after a escaping from prison. You may remember that Al Capone is merciless drug lord who is convicted of selling millions of dollars worth of narcotics. Including marijuana, heroin and cocaine!

[Cut to Laura and Michael Che]

Michael Che: Alright, Laura, do you even know what cocaine is?

[Cut to Laura]

Laura: Not exactly. But I think it’s a powder that makes your brain go, “I’m amazing”.

[Cut to Laura and Michael Che]

Michael Che: I guess that’s right. Look, Laura, don’t you have stories that are more fun or silly? You know?

[Cut to Laura]

Laura: The Oregon men are mad because they ask for supplies but instead, people end them dildos!

[Cut to Laura an Michael Che]

Michael Che: Alright. Let’s just get away from news all together. How did you spend your holiday break?

Laura: Well, I watched a lot of TV.

Michael Che: Great! That’s great!

[Cut to Laura]

Laura: I loved the show Glee. It’s got wonderful singing and acting and dancing. Everyone in the cast is such a great role model for me. Except the guy who plays Puck, because he just got arrested for child pornography!

[Cut to Laura and Michael Che]

Michael Che: Laura!

Laura: Police found there were a thousand pictures of naked kids!

Michael Che: Okay! Laura, did anything good happen to anyone this week?

Laura: It sure did. Comedian Bill Cosby was released on bail.

Michael Che: Oh-oh. No!

Laura: He is so funny.

Michael Che: Laura, the case against Bill Cosby is very serious. I mean, do you even know what he did?

Laura: Um, I think so. [Cut to Laura] He gave some medicine to people even though they didn’t need the medicine.

Michael Che: That’s right. Laura Parsin, everybody!

Laura: [singing]

Michael Che: You’re doing a great job. For Weekend Update, I’m Michael Che.

Colin Jost: I’m Colin Jost. Goodnight.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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