SNL’s Michael Che gives Colin Jost a brutal April Fool’s joke
“Weekend Update” co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che have a habit of embarrassing each other on live television. But usually they are both in on the joke. But in this week’s April Fool’s Day episode of Saturday Night LiveChe took things to the next level.
The bit came during a joke that Jost was telling a series of jokes about former President Donald Trump’s indictment. “At this point, it looks like even the pro-Trumps have moved on,” he said. “I mean, I went to the courthouse today and I was the only protester there.”
This punchline was met with near dead silence from the live crowd and a shout of “You stink!” After a few seconds, as Jost buried his head in his hands, Che let out a laugh and revealed, “I told them not to make fun of you for April Fool’s Day.”
A really surprised Jost said he first thought, “Am I not mic?” And then he thought, “Oh, I just suck.” As Che tried to switch to a joke about Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jost wouldn’t let go. “You are evil!” he told his co-anchor. “That’s the meanest thing you’ve ever done to me. I’m covered in sweat.
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Jost failed to bring the crowd back when he said of Trump’s “hit song” with the J6 Prison Choir, “I feel bad for the singers on January 6, because you know the prison gets worse when the other prisoners find out you’re in an a cappella group.
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