As you might imagine, my social calendar has taken a real hit since this pandemic started, which is why it’s nice to have the occasional thing to look forward to. One of those things, believe it or not, is Saturday Night Live, and in particular, its long-running “Weekend Update” segment, which mixes funny headlines with outlandish guests.
Co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che have done a great job over the past seven years, and that’s due, in large part, to the chemistry they share together at the desk. One of my favorite recurring bits is when Jost and Che swap jokes, which usually play on the racial differences between the two of them.
In a new interview with Collider, Jost confirmed that he and Che do not see each others’ jokes until they are reading them live on the air, so their reactions are “100 percent” genuine.
“I’m seeing all of them for the first time on air. It’s really a pretty terrifying moment. It’s thrilling, in a way, but also terrifying,” said Jost, who has been writing for SNL since 2005.
“I don’t know any other moment like that, really, where you’re going to be on record on live television, and not know what you’re going to say — and you feel compelled to say whatever you see,” explained the genial co-anchor.
Full article on Collider.
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