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Watch the Latest Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che From SNL Season 49

Watch the full "Weekend Update" from SNL's new episode, anchored by Colin Jost and Michael Che.

By Samantha Vincenty

In (nearly) every season since 1975, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" has offered hilarious, laser-accurate takes on serious current events, elections, and items that could barely be considered news. SNL Season 49 is no different, as co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che return to their spots behind the desk to deliver jokes and welcome a cavalcade of guests.

How to Watch

Watch Saturday Night Live Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC and next day on Peacock.  

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The final "Weekend Update" of the season brought a new 2024 Joke Swap and welcomed two final guests to the "Update" desk: Two cicadas (Kenan Thompson and Marcello Hernàndez) who'll be soundtracking the summer for many Americans. 

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Watch the rest of May 18's "Weekend Update" below.

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Watch every "Weekend Update" from Season 49

"Weekend Update": May 11

Did the May 11 "Weekend Update" bring the Stormy Daniels impression some may have expected from the cold open (which instead featured the cast's moms)? No, but it did star another major player from the week in news: RFK Jr.'s brain worm (Sarah Sherman).

Jost and Che also welcomed A Woman Who Insists She's Not Mad (Heidi Gardner), despite seeming pretty resentful about something mysterious.

Weekend Update ft. Sarah Sherman and Heidi Gardner

"Weekend Update" May 4

Weekend Update ft. Jerry Seinfeld, Chloe Fineman and Marcello Hernàndez

The May 4 "Weekend Update" featured three guest appearances: First, Marcello Hernández played South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's other dog (the politician recently made headlines for oddly bragging about shooting her puppy in a new book). He hilariously maintained her innocence while sending low-key pleas for help to Colin Jost.

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Next up, master impressionist Chloe Fineman unveiled her take on former reality star and current pop singer JoJo Siwa, nailing her head-scratching new viral dance move (watch above), while Jerry Seinfeld — the real Jerry Seinfeld — made a quick surprise visit as A Man Who Did Too Much Press, amid Seinfeld's press tour for his new Pop-Tarts movie.

"If you are struggling with press, you’re not alone," Seineld said. "I’m talking to you, Ryan Gosling.”

"Weekend Update" April 13

Weekend Update ft. Caitlin Clark and Michael Longfellow

April 13's "Weekend Update" touched on some of the week's biggest news stories, from the Arizona's revived 160-year-old abortion ban ("It's probably not great to adopt health care rules from a time where the only two things doctors prescribed were prayer and cocaine," Jost pointed out) to the death of O.J. Simpson.

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While Michael Longfellow made a funny return to the "Update" desk to comment on the TikTok dating debate around "weaponized incompetence," the true star of the broadcast was Iowa Hawkeye Caitlin Clark. The record-shattering athlete stopped by to offer Michael Che some jokes to read in what was an arguably overdue roasting of Che, after all of the jokes he's made at the expense of women's basketball (Jost provided receipts in the form of a video montage). Clark also gave Che an autographed apron. 

"I can't wait to give this to my girlfriend," Che joked.

"You don't have a girlfriend, Michael," Clark shot back. ZING!

Michael Che and Caitlin Clark appear during Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live Episode 1861 on April 13, 2024.

"Weekend Update": April 6

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The April 6 edition of "Weekend Update" welcomed an old friend back to the desk: Kristen Wiig's Aunt Linda character, who gave her confused reviews of Barbie, Oppenheimer, and The Bear.

"Hello Seth," Wiig's Aunt Linda greeted Colin Jost. "Someone's gotten some work done." 

Jost and Che also got a visit from New York City's 4.8 magnitude earthquake, which rattled residents across the east coast but caused little damage in NYC. The earthquake (Marcello Hernández, who leveraged every inch of the wobbly prop hat on his head) admitted that he was actually born in New Jersey, before meeting his match in the upcoming solar eclipse (Kenan Thompson). 

"Weekend Update": March 30

Weekend Update ft. Chloe Fineman and Sarah Sherman

Former president and current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's current gig as a Bible salesman was the subject of March 30's cold open sketch, and Jost addressed it at the top of the "Weekend Update" broadcast as well. 

"Donald Trump has partnered with country music star Lee Greenwood to sell a $60 edition of the Bible that also includes the Constitution, the lyrics to Greenwood's "God Bless the USA,"  and, I assume, God's letter of resignation," Jost joked.

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This week's "Weekend Update" also featured two excellent guests. First, Chloe Fineman stopped by as fictional TikToker Piper Dunster, who aimed to chastise people for nursing wild Kate Middleton theories — until her own embarrassing social media videos are revealed. 

Sarah Sherman also returned in full feathered form, pretending to be Flaco the Owl's widow as she weighed in on the bird's autopsy results (and, of course, teased Colin Jost). 

"Weekend Update: March 9

The March 9 episode of SNL was a stacked one, jam-packed with hilarious sketches including two that featured musical guest Ariana Grande, plus a cold open that featured Jost's wife and SNL Five Timer Scarlett Johansson as Alabama junior Senator Katie Britt parodying her now-viral State of the Union response. That may have contributed to the slightly-shorter-than-usual "Weekend Update," which featured no guests at the desk. 

The segment did touch on Britt's big moment again, joking that she'll be appearing in a one-woman show titled A Britt Much. 

"That was some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen me,” Jost joked, as the screen cut to a still of Jost in 2021's Coming 2 America.

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"Weekend Update": March 2

The "Weekend Update" from Sydney Sweeney's March 2 episode addressed President Biden and former president Donald Trump's same-day visits to the southern border, with Jost calling it "the setup for the weirdest rom-com of all time."

Jost and Che also had some fun sending off Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as the 82-year-old Congressman announced he'll step down from the position come November.

Savoring their dwindling opportunity to deliver a seemingly-bottomless supply of jokes accompanying a photo of McConnell grinning, Jost and Che described McConnell as "...seen here catching up on news from the Middle East," "...seen here walking out of a theater after watching 12 Years a Slave," "...seen here after rearranging a blind woman's furniture," and "...seen here watching a single mother selling her blood for diaper money."

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Heidi Gardner stopped by as a woman who is kinda-sorta aging "gracefully," while Ego Nwodim played a pregnant stingray named Charlotte who chided Michael Che for being an absentee dad.