Weekend Update Home Edition- Panda Express & Tom Cruise in Space

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Colin Jost

Michael Che

[Starts with Colin Jost in his home.]

Colin Jost: Panda Express employees around the country are reporting an increase in racism directed at them due to the coronavirus. But it’s way worse for employees over at ‘Bat on a Stick.’

Michael Che: ESPN announced that it will start airing South Korean baseball games. So, I hope they don’t have trouble pronouncing the names of South Korean players like, Yang Heyon-Jong or Kim Jae-Hwan and god, I hope I’m not butchering this one,  Preston Tucker.

Colin Jost: Vermont police arrested a man who went into Dunkin’ Donuts and exposed himself to the clerk. Worse, he turned a regular coffee into a latte.

Michael Che: It was reported that Tom Cruise is working with Space X and NASA to film the first movie ever shot in space. Shot in space? Uh, SpaceJam?

A 93 year old man maid at a nursing home in California Hitchhiked to a local convenient store so he could buy a chocolate bar to split with his girlfriend. And also a box of Magnum XLs.

Colin Jost: Elon Musk and Grimes have named their baby this [X Æ A-Colin JostMichael Che appears on the screen], which I assume is the number you dial on California for child services.

Michael Che: GoDaddy has shut down a website that hosted a Miss Hitler beauty pageant. Coincidentally, Miss Hitler beauty pageant was the working title for the Ingraham Angle. By the way, Colin, if you’re wondering who the winner of the Miss Hitler pageant was, Miss Isreal.

Colin Jost: The actor who played the Mountain on The Game of Thrones set a new world record by deadlifting 1100 lbs in a competition. Unfortunately, officials still gave the gold medal to Bran for some [bleep] reason.

Michael Che: One of Michael Jordan’s former teammates Craig Hodges is criticizing Jordan saying that he broke the player’s code by revealing in the new documentary ‘The Last Dance’ that he saw teammates having cocaine party. Hodges said he’s like an apology from Jordan as well as just 20 bucks, or 10 bucks, or 5 bucks.

Colin Jost: You may remember, the last show as part of the All-in challenge, Che agreed to tell a joke on air written by a fan that he has never seen before. So, Michael, if you want to check your email, we sent the joke over. And when you read it, just remember, this raised a lot of money for charity.

Michael Che: Yeah, man. [reading the joke] Some airlines have announced that as part of coronavirus safety procedures, they will now be boarding from the back of the planes so that first class would be the last to board. Apparently, watching all the people in coach silently trudging past you just doesn’t hit the way it used to.

Colin Jost: Wow. Well, hundred grant well spent.

Michael Che: Yeah. That’s a lot of money. But you know, Colin, all this charity reminds me that I actually got a letter from a sick kid in a hospital and he said his one wish was for you to read a joke that he wrote for you. Yes. So, if you go to your email, you can just open it up. It’s literally right in there.

Colin Jost: [bleep] dammit. This is for a sick kid?

Michael Che: Yeah. Very sick boy.

Colin Jost: Okay. Well, here it goes. A McDonald’s in China was criticized for posting a sign saying that black people were not allowed to enter. Which is the same sign I’m going to hang on my daughter.

Michael Che: [laughing] Oh my goodness. Whoa! Wow. He went in a slightly different direction than the guy that won the contest. That’s what’s so strange.

Colin Jost: If it’s to help a sick kid.

Michael Che: Yeah, man. He’s getting stronger as we speak.

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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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