Former “Saturday Night Live” screenwriter and cast member Tina Fey attended this weekend to help current “Weekend Update” co-host Michael Che deliver the fake news after co-host Colin Jost and most of the cast have been sent home amid a wave of coronavirus cases in New York City.
Fey and Che fired at various targets, including former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, OJ Simpson, Elon Musk and the NYPD’s first female police commissioner for an audience consisting of guest host Paul Rudd, Tom Hanks and actor Kenan Thompson.
“So we thought we’d read those silly jokes anyway and see if we could make these guys laugh,” Che said at the top of the segment as he sat with Fey on the “SNL” main stage rather than at the top of the segment. ‘usual “Update” desktop.
“It’s Christmas, so let’s start with some good news,” Che said. OJ Simpson was paroled two months earlier for good behavior. OJ said, “I can’t believe I got out of parole sooner, but I did, I did. have done.”
Fey joked that after an ethics panel ordered Cuomo to return the $ 500 million in profit he made from his book on his response to the coronavirus, he said: “D ‘ okay, but you have to look in my pocket and get it out yourself, honey. ”
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She mentioned that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine: “You can read more about it on your phone while your Tesla drives you through a lake.”
She then said it was the first birthday of the first person to receive the coronavirus vaccine, jokingly “and all I had to do was [lie] to be a nurse! “
Che said after 37 NFL players tested positive for the virus in one day, the recall was mandatory for coaches and other staff.
“And I hope the [New York] The Jets’ shots will come with a little bit of steroids, ”he added, mocking the sad 3-10 NFL team.
Earlier in the week, New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams chose Keechant Sewell as the New York Police Department’s first female commissioner, “which means the police are about to get much more passive. -agressive, “Che joked, laughing at Fey.
” There is more. Do you want to hear the other part? he teased Fey. “Instead of ‘stop and search’ they’ll go through your phone while you’re in the shower.”
Che later joked that a story about a judge in Louisiana taking time off after being caught using the n word had him wondering, “Why are we me and Kenan?” ? [Thompson] the only cast members here? ”Che and Thompson are both black.
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The rest of the show was mostly old Christmas sketches from previous shows with a few new prerecorded tracks sprinkled around.
Fey co-hosted “Weekend Update” with Jimmy Fallon and Amy Poehler during her time as a cast member between 2000 and 2006.