Colin Jost, Michael Che Throw Some Punches in Joke Swap

'Weekend Update' co-hosts show zero mercy in annual tradition
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2024 8:01 AM CDT

Saturday Night Live wrapped up its 49th season last night, and "Weekend Update" co-hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost marked the occasion by mercilessly roasting each other with their annual joke swap. As Deadline notes, the duo writes jokes for each other to read on live television for the first time, and it's an exercise in awfulness. This year's round touched on Jost's wife Scarlett Johansson, the Kendrick Lamar-Drake throwdown, Jerry Seinfeld's commencement speech, Harvey Weinstein, space lasers, pedophilia—all in front of "Rabbi Jill," whom Che hired to sit in at the desk. Video is in the gallery. (More Saturday Night Live stories.)

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