Weekend Replace Tackles Mass Shootings, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes – .
UPDATED with video: Tonight on Saturday night, Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che spent a lot of time talking about gun control after the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, GA and Boulder, CO.
“Well, this week felt like Biden on those stairs,” Jost said, referring to footage of the president falling up the steps of Air Force One. “You thought it had to get better, but it just got worse.”
While President Biden called for universal background checks for arms buyers, after these tragedies Jost thought that more could be done. “Background checks are a good place to start, but shouldn’t we be doing up-to-date checks? How are these guys so far? “He said.” How much Call of Duty do you play? Did you recently DMed a girl ‘Hey’ 30 times? “
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Alternatively, Jost suggested that if you wanted a gun, the gun shop “could talk to at least five people in your life who would agree that having a gun is a good idea for you.
“It’s not really that much to ask,” he added. “I mean, you need to list three references in one application to work at Foot Locker.”
Jost then shot at Republican officials who, after tragic shootings, immediately turned to discussing the second amendment. “Just admit,” he said, “you value guns more than people you don’t know.”
Then on today’s edition of Weekend Update, the anchors touched President Biden’s first press conference. “At the conference, President Biden was asked if he would run for re-election in 2004,” said Che. “This is probably the best way to ask him if he wants to be alive in three years.”
The couple also discussed an interview former President Donald Trump gave Fox News recently. “Donald Trump lied about the riots in the Capitol on January 6th, saying that his supporters did not attack officers, but instead” hugged and kissed the police, “said Jost. “But I’m not surprised that Donald Trump can’t tell the difference between kissing and assaulting.”
Jost and Che later invited Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell (Cecily Strong) to join them to discuss a lawsuit filed against them by Dominion Voting Systems. As a justification for dismissing the defamation lawsuit, Powell has publicly stated that no reasonable person would believe what they said regarding fraud related to the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m wrong news,” said Strong as Powell. “According to my lawyers, nothing I say should be taken seriously.”
The weekend update concluded with a segment that focused on “Asian Cast Member Bowen Yang,” apparently discussing the recent spate of anti-Asian hate crimes, as well as actions and online resources that could help prevent them in the future.
His suggestions, of course, were mostly jokes – like, “Call your senators and ask them to know about the lesbian characters in Sailor Moon!”
“Look, I’m just a comedian. I have no answers. But I’m not just looking for them online. I’ll look around, ”said Yang. “There is one in Mandarin [phrase] that means “refueling”. I don’t know what’s helpful to tell everyone, but I tell myself that. Refuel, do more. “
Today’s episode of Saturday Night Live was hosted by former actress Maya Rudolph. Jack Harlow was the musical guest of the week.
Read Jost and Che’s comments above on gun control.
Click the videos below to view the segments of Weekend Update with Yang and Strong and a third topic that covers topics such as the purchase of Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion by a Goldman Sachs manager.