For the first two episodes of Saturday Night Live, the Weekend Update segment has remained one of the strongest parts of the show. That was a trend that continued on Saturday as Seth Myers and Cecily Strong again crushed the Weekend Update with some help from Keenan Thompson
One of the highlights was a fresh government shutdown joke that instead of again harping on politicians not getting anything done despite endless meetings, the punchline was the 0-6 New York Giants. There was also an almost endless sting of jokes about the divorce of Kris and Bruce Jenner which seemed to be a sort of cleansing process of all the jokes stocked up about the couple that no longer had a use.
New cast member Brooks Wheelan dropped by as a man with a slew of tattoos he is no longer proud of. He pleads with the audience that he can’t be trusted with his own thoughts and proof is his tattoos make no sense and were put on his body for no good reason. This was a bit that harkened back to some of the best bits we’ve seen on Weekend Update as it was punchy, funny and most of all served as another great introduction to a new cast member and his talents.
It was a shorter Weekend Update this week but it still stands out as some of the best writing on the show and remains the only must-watch segment of the night.
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