Bill Hader Destroys Scaramucci on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’
The former ‘SNL’ star made a surprise appearance as Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday night. And he nailed it.
Just in time for the approaching apocalypse, Saturday Night Live is back. Well, sort of.
On Thursday night, NBC aired the first of three Weekend Update: Summer Edition specials in which co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che essentially delivered an extended version of their regular SNL segment two months before the real show is scheduled to come back.
And they had a lot to talk about. When Jost and Che appeared on Late Night Wednesday, Seth Meyers went down an extended list of everything they haven’t had the chance to cover since SNL ended its 42nd season back in May. It included James Comey’s testimony, Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting, “the rise and fall of Anthony Scaramucci,” and several other major news stories, all of which have been covered extensively by the rest of late-night television.
In their first primetime special this week, Jost kicked things off by going after Trump’s White House personnel shake-ups. “I don't know if you guys noticed but there were some minor staffing changes at the White House. Priebus is out, Spicer is out, Scaramucci barely got the tip in. At this point, I don't know if Trump is colluding with Russia but he's definitely colluding with Dancing with the Stars.”
“How did we at SNL miss Anthony Scaramucci?” Jost asked, turning self-referential right off the bat. “He was like Christmas in July. Actually he was like Hanukkah in July, because he was around for about a week and it's a miracle he lasted that long.”
On Trump’s “fire and fury” rhetoric against North Korea, Che joked that “this could be the one thing that brings America closer to Donald Trump. I mean, I know we're all pretty divided now, but we're, like, one North Korean missile strike away from slapping him on his big ole bacon back and yelling ‘Kick his ass, Donnie!’”
“Also, with all these threats between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, I'd feel more scared if they both hadn't made so many crazy claims in the past,” Jost added. “Like, I'll believe there will be a nuclear war after I see Jim Jong Un dunk a basketball and Mexico Venmos us for that wall.”