The present nonetheless went on, type of. Final night time’s SNL was alleged to be a cheerful event: It was each the final present of 2021 and Paul Rudd’s fifth time as host. Then the pandemic shifted into one other wave, due to the Omicron variant. Many of the solid and crew had been despatched residence. So was musical visitor Charli XCX. All that remained had been Rudd, two solid members, visitors Tom Hanks and Tina Fey, and a skeleton crew. Solely two stay sketches remained: a chilly open, during which Rudd obtained his “5 Timers Membership” gown, and a stripped down, Colin Jost-less Weekend Replace.
Fey returned to her previous gig co-hosting the joke information section, this time sitting beside Che. “We thought we’d learn these dumb jokes anyway and so if we will make these guys giggle,” Che cracked, pointing to host Paul Rudd, visitor Tom Hanks, and Keenan Thompson, the one different current SNL solid member — the one ones sitting within the viewers.
There have been jokes about one of many late Norm Macdonald’s favourite Weekend Replace punching luggage. “O.J. Simpson has been launched from parole two months early due to good conduct,” Che instructed the sparse crowd. “Mentioned O.J., ‘I can’t imagine I obtained out of parole early, however I did it. I did it.’ “
There have been jokes about Elon Musk being named Time’s Particular person of the 12 months. “You’ll be able to learn extra about it in your cellphone,” Fey stated, “whereas your Tesla is self-driving you right into a lake.”
There have been jokes about a number of Fox Information hosts frantically texting former White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows, begging him to cease the Capitol siege of Jan. 6. “You understand you’ve gone too far when Fox Information is like, ‘Any person higher calm these white folks down,’” stated Che.
There have been jokes about Bruce Springsteen promoting the rights to his music catalog for $500 million. “So hopefully,” Che stated, “he lastly has the cash to maneuver out of New Jersey.”
And there have been dumb jokes in regards to the very sensible folks at NASA sending a spacecraft to the touch the solar (with out being destroyed, too). “NASA was lastly capable of full the inconceivable mission,” Fey cracked, “by going at night time.”
You’ll be able to watch extra the place these got here from — together with Fey’s superb Andrew Cuomo impersonation — within the video above.