April 12, 2020 2:55AM EDT
‘SNL’ was back with a Coronavirus edition of ‘Weekend Update’, including an ‘official update’ on the Pandemic from the Alec Baldwin’s ‘Donald Trump’!
SNL‘s “Weekend Update” never disappoints, but this week’s installment was on another level! Just like many news anchors around the country, hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che delivered the news right from the comfort of their own homes. “This is obviously a strange way to do the show — but we got some people here on Zoom. Say hi everybody,” Michael began as producers laughed and cheered from their own homes. “Now it’s like party!” he exclaimed. It was so nice to see Michael smiling on our screens just days after his grandmother tragically died after contracting COVID-19. “Doing comedy with no audience is like being in a long distance relationship, and your girl is like, ‘we can’t have sex tonight but we can FaceTime’ and you’re like ‘ugh, I’d rather just cheat on you! So we thought we’d just tell some jokes and see what you think!” he added, before jumping into the headlines.
After praising Dr. Anthony Fauci, taking a dig at Kylie Jenner, and delving into Bernie Sanders stepping down, Alec Baldwin‘s President ‘Donald Trump‘ himself called in for a live interview! “Here with an official update on the pandemic is President Donald Trump…so what’s the latest with the virus?” Colin asked as the screen went to an image of Alec as Trump from a previous episode. “Well I’m happy to report, Colin, that America is now #1 in the world for Coronavirus!” Alec enthused. “My approval rating is up, my TV ratings are through the roof — and every night at 7 p.m. all of New York claps and cheers for the great job I’m doing,” he continued.
“Yeah, I don’t know if that’s for you man,” Michael quipped. Of course, the cheers are actually for the hardworking healthcare professionals and not for Trump — but Alec swiftly disagreed! “You’re wrong LeBron, you’re wrong. I’ll be honest — this virus, this covefefe ’19 is really a joke,” he