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Liam Neeson, Jeff Bezos and Virginia racism get the ‘SNL’ Weekend Update treatment

We’ve all lived through a decade worth of news cycles (and aged that much as well) in the two weeks since Saturday Night Live last aired. So as you might imagine, Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost had a field day when the show returned on Feb. 9. This Weekend Update clip hits all the big headlines of early February: Liam Neeson’s racist thoughts. The implosion of Virginia’s leadership around revelations of white men wearing blackface and sexual misconduct. Jeff Bezos and his dick pics. It’s all there.…

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Donald Trump and Roger Stone get big laughs in the latest ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

It was a big week in U.S. politics. Donald Trump’s temper tantrum-fueled partial shutdown of the government came to an end, for one. And Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, because the latest figure in the president’s orbit to be indicted. I’m starting to think this Trump guy might have done some crimes at some point. But I digress. Those two nuclear news items — the government re-opening and the fall of Stone — dominated an entire Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live. Inherently funny stuff. Trump…

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Kate McKinnon destroys Betsy DeVos in the education secretary’s latest ‘SNL’ appearance

Last week, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, had a rough time on 60 Minutes. Facing basic questions about the issues her government role is focused on, DeVos responded with a series of awkward fumbles and “did she really just say that??” self-owns. It was perfectly primed for a searing Saturday Night Live treatment, and the sketch comedy series delivered, compliments of Kate McKinnon. Appearing on the show’s regular Weekend Update news segment, McKinnon revived her DeVos impression to clarify all the things she said on 60 Minutes. You…

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update had a sternly funny message for Donald Trump

There’s a lot to like about this Weekend Update sketch on Saturday Night Live, but really, the best of it comes when Mikey Day and Alex Moffat trot out their always-hilarious impressions of Donald Trump’s elder sons, Don Jr. and Eric. In related news, Fun Dip is about to be popular again. As funny as the Trump Bros are, don’t overlook the real fire in this sketch: Michael Che’s searing takedown of President Trump. I’ll let the quote speak for itself; it’s a good one. “If you want to live-tweet…

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