Weekend Update


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 new set]

Colin Jost: Thank you. Good evening, everyone.

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

Colin Jost: I’m Colin Jost.

[Cut to Colin Jost in his news set. There’s a picture of Donald Trump and James Comey at left top corner.]

Well, I know most of us think this every week but this week was crazy. On Tuesday, president Trump fired FBI director James Comey. Then the White House panicked and started blurting out excuses like a husband with glitter on his collar. Finally, Trump came forward and he said he decided to fire Comey himself because Comey “wasn’t doing a good job.” Adding, for example, “I am still president.” Then he called Comey a show boat. This guy, [picture changes to James Comey] this guy is a show boat. He looks like if the word ‘gosh’ became a person. Trump was also reportedly surprised that people were angry he fired the guy investigating the Trump campaign. How did Trump not realize that was suspicious? I mean if a drug sniffing dog came up to your bag at the airport and your response was to shoot the dog, people would really wonder what’s in that bag. Or they would just assume you work for United. [picture changes to United airlines logo] [Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of Steve Bannon at right top corner.]

Michael Che: Steve Bannon reportedly told the president that this was not the right time to fire Comey. Well, when would be the good time to fire the guy that’s investigating you? While he’s putting on a handcuffs? Also, you know something looks bad when Steve Bannon has to walk into your office with hot dog breath in his 10 o’clock shadow like, “Hey, this could be bad for our image, boss.”And it does look bad. In fact, everything Trump does sounds like a trailer of a wacky movie. Trump headline should come with a record scratch in a fun song. For instance, this week president Trump halts an FBI investigation by firing… [questioning tone] the head of the FBI? [song ‘I feel good’ playing] [Cut to Colin Jost. There’s a picture of Sean Spicer at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: After the Comey news was made public, White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to evade reporters by ducking into some bushes. Which is weird because diving into bushes without warning is usually his boss’s thing. [Picture changes to Donald Trump]

Michael Che: A lot of emotions there.

Colin Jost: Yeah. Spicer’s thirsty understudy Sarah Huckabee Sanders said James Comey had committed basic atrocity as well he was head of the FBI like re-opening the Hillary Clinton investigation. But that’s not a basic atrocity. A basic atrocity is when you post a brunch photo that says ‘pizza is life’. But when your profile pic is you on an inflatable swan. Basic atrocities is by the way, is also where Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets her wardrobe. [Picture changes to Basic Atrocities fancy store] [Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of Donald Trump’s tweet at right top corner.]

Michael Che: President Trump warned in a tweet that “James Omey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” I don’t even know what that mens because he put the word ‘tapes’ in quotes. Adding random quotations so a word just makes everything sound a lot worse. it’s the difference between saying, “Grandma is sleeping”, and “Grandma is [does the two finger quote gesture] sleeping.”

[Picture changes to Donald Trump]

Trump also tweeted, “As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!…” First of all, very active is not how you describe a president. That’s how you describe imagination of a child that draws pictures of his school on fire.

[Picture changes to Donald Trump’s twitter profile]

Then he goes on to say, “… Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future “press briefings” and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???” N, dude! You can’t just get rid of press briefings. Every time we criticize Donald Trump, he tries to offer a way worse plan as the solution. Just like when people criticize Trump for not actually draining the swamp, and Trump was like, “Well, I guess that means I should… [questioning tone] hire my son-in-law? [song ‘I feel good’ playing] [Cut to Colin Jost. there’s a picture of a letter at left top corner.]

Colin Jost: A letter released by president Trump’s lawyers claim that the last 10 years of his tax returns do not show any income from Russian sources “with a few exceptions”. ‘With a few exceptions’ is not a comforting phrase. That’s like hearing, “Don’t worry. All the kids came back from the field trip, with a few exceptions.” I’d also just like to point out that one of his tax attorneys is named Willy Nelson. And I know it’s not this Willy Nelson [Picture changes to Willy Nelson the singer] who famously didn’t pay his taxes, but still, I wouldn’t hire a baby sitter legal name was Jared Fogle. [Picture changes to Jared Fogle] [Cut to Michael Che. There’s a picture of

Michael Che: Are the Fogles here? Education secretary Betsy DeVos was boo’ed while giving a commencement speech at the historically all black Bethune-Cookman University. It was the most booing from the all black audience since I let Colin let open for me at the Apollo. [Picture changes to Colin Jost doing stand-up] [Cut to Colin Jost]

Colin Jost: It’s a private moment

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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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