Beck Bennett[Starts with Colin Jost in his set]
Colin Jost: Well, we have a lot of pop stars perform here on SNL. But it turns out– [laughing] That’s the weirdest transition. Just a piggyback on the Chicago stuff. We have a lot of pop stars perform on SNL. Well it turns out, we might have an emerging pop star right here in our cast. Here to explain is Beck Bennett.[Beck Bennett slides in.]
Beck Bennett: Hey, Colin. Hey audience. I love you so much. Thank you. Thank you.
Colin Jost: Yeah. Back, great hair, by the way.
Beck Bennett: Oh, yeah, this? I guess it’s just kind of how it naturally falls. It’s just being me.
Colin Jost: Yeah, doesn’t seem like it. Beck, what is going on with your music career?[cut to Colin Jost]
Beck Bennett: Um, well, in a word Colin, it’s exploding.
Colin Jost: Wow.
Beck Bennett: People don’t know this but music’s always been a huge part of my life. And I’ve always like, listened to the radio. And I love songs.[Cut to Beck Bennett and Colin Jost]
Colin Jost: Great. So, you’re like a classically trained singer? Or–
Beck Bennett: Um, I’m not classically trained per say. I just do original chart topping music that people fall in love with.
Colin Jost: Okay, great. So, do you wanna maybe try out one of your songs right now?
Beck Bennett: Um, okay. [Cut to Beck Bennett]
[singing] Everybody’s on the prowl
everybody’s gotta get that something, something
money, money, money, money, money
Thank you.[audience cheering]
Colin Jost: [to audience] No, don’t. Don’t.
Beck Bennett: That song was about the economy and money.
Colin Jost: Yes. You said money like 10 times.
Beck Bennett: I have another one.
Colin Jost: Oh, great. I was gonna say thanks for coming. But sure, yeah, that’s great. If you got another one, let’s–
Beck Bennett: Okay. Um, just fair warning. It’s really tender.[Cut to Beck Bennett] [singing] Honestly we’re here before
and honestly I’ve seen you there
and honestly we’ve been down this road [audience cheering] [Cut to Beck Bennett and Colin Jost]
Colin Jost: Yeah. I’m sorry. That was the whole song?
Beck Bennett: Oh, yeah. I do little songs, Colin. [Cut to Beck Bennett] A lot of singers with do eight to 10 songs in an album. Not me. I’ll do anywhere from 300 to 600 songs. Yeah, I am an absolute machine.
Colin Jost: Yeah, that’s too many songs.
Beck Bennett: I’m always producing.
Colin Jost: Yeah. No, maybe slow it down. Now, why don’t you just maybe do one more song. A little song.
Beck Bennett: Sure, yeah. [Cut to Beck Bennett]
[singing] The pin goes in, the pin goes out
I’m trying to make a blanket
the pin goes in the pin goes out
I’m sewing something new
Colin Jost: Alright. Yeah. That could be good.[Cut to Beck Bennett]
Beck Bennett: [singing] Maybe it’s a hat or gloves
maybe it’s a brand-new coat
maybe it’s a little stuffed animal
Yeah, that song ended up being about stuffed animal.
Colin Jost: [laughing] Wow, thanks man.
Beck Bennett: Yeah. It’s really–
Colin Jost: Thanks for walking us through that. Now look, Beck, there’s no easy way for me to say this.\
Beck Bennett: Uh-huh, great.
Colin Jost: Obviously I don’t want to hurt your feelings.
Beck Bennett: Good news alert. Ha-ha-ha.
Colin Jost: I just think that maybe after listening to your music–
Beck Bennett: [interrupting] I should quit comedy and do music full time? Great! Coz I already did it.[singing] Everybody is on the prowl
money, money, money, money, money
Colin Jost: Beck Bennet, everyone. Musician.
Beck Bennett: Use my songs in Marvel movies, please.
Colin Jost: For Weekend Update, I’m Colin Jost
Michael Che: I’m Michael Che. Goodnight.