Weekend Update: Government Shutdown - SNL

  • Published on Jan 20, 2019
  • Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like the historic government shutdown surpassing a month.
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  • Jordan Gerstein
    Jordan Gerstein 15 days ago

    1:47-1:50 I cracked up so hard

  • Dashcrash 1
    Dashcrash 1 2 months ago

    And it was never a meme

  • A Crazy
    A Crazy 2 months ago


  • Trinity Wilson
    Trinity Wilson 3 months ago +1

    “Then after Scrooge McDonald’s was done hosting his burger orgy” 😂😂😂

  • JAGExecutiveServicesInc

    Che "That's gonnabe a meme"

  • JAGExecutiveServicesInc

    We were off for a month...conveniently so was the government!

  • Gaius Julius Caesar
    Gaius Julius Caesar 5 months ago

    😂😂”you bring the ice”

  • Ma Yo
    Ma Yo 5 months ago

    Lmao hard

  • Ellie
    Ellie 7 months ago

    “That’s going to be a meme”😂🤣

  • Simon Winther
    Simon Winther 7 months ago

    Remember when Weekend Update wasn't two hacks doing lame Trump jokes for 5 minutes?

  • Ken Smith
    Ken Smith 7 months ago

    I love the Scrooge McDonald's part

  • Ben Hanke
    Ben Hanke 7 months ago

    I would start attending Zumba classes if Chuck Schumer was the instructor.

  • _Egg_
    _Egg_ 7 months ago

    I wish real news stations were like this!

  • Isla Loper
    Isla Loper 7 months ago


  • Veronica Crosthwaite
    Veronica Crosthwaite 7 months ago

    I don't care what happens all I want are my food stamps.

  • Snivellus Shrivelfig
    Snivellus Shrivelfig 7 months ago

    Well, I personally heard Senator Shumer say in a speech yesterday that he has no idea what Zumba is, in response to this video. He couldn't even remember the word.

  • Batman M
    Batman M 7 months ago

    The worst, most in-funny pieces of shit I've ever seen!!

  • Hannah Jamail Herrick
    Hannah Jamail Herrick 7 months ago

    3:59 Anthony scarramucci(?) looks like a fish a lil bit....should we be concerned?

  • M
    M 7 months ago

    Can’t blame trump for not paying workers when they voted to pay them and only 6 dems voted for it 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • OldPossum
    OldPossum 7 months ago

    3:58 I wonder if this guy realizes that Anthony Scaramucci is his dad?

  • Square_Army XD
    Square_Army XD 7 months ago

    4:00 wow, George Orwell is crying so hard in the corner of the room...

  • m
    m 7 months ago

    nah that r kelly joke was out of line

  • Bob Jones
    Bob Jones 7 months ago

    Bottom line, quit with adding tard every time you refer to the party you are not affiliated with. Second, they need to pass legislation to take pay away from the legislature that causes this to happen. Last, if trump declares this an emergency and bypasses the house and Senate then he will be setting a precedent. When Democrats take the white house and there's a mass shooting, what do you think is going to happen?

  • Christian Kulas
    Christian Kulas 7 months ago

    This show sucks

  • David Chapman
    David Chapman 7 months ago

    Obama shut down the government for 43 days and no one said a word. You’re just say this crap because you’re clueless on the bigger picture.

    • Rishi Behal
      Rishi Behal 7 months ago

      I'm sorry but the 2013 shutdiwn lasted for 16 not 35

  • Elise Lyn
    Elise Lyn 7 months ago

    Can we just all agree that Michael Che is the cutest human being in the world. I mean...1:24

  • sweatpantsprincess
    sweatpantsprincess 7 months ago

    I like that Michael Che didn't react to the R Kelly joke as much as the audience responses to it. They must have been making some faces or something

  • s
    s 7 months ago

    3:04 - 3:53 | It would have been welcoming if BuzzFeed had imbibed this advice years ago. That website was annoying and irrelevant long before the Trump dossier, and whatever else they've been publishing in recent years, under the guise of journalism.

  • Mitzi Lee
    Mitzi Lee 7 months ago +1

    "Bring the ice." That is the best analogy on how BuzzFeed should be. Stick with your lists and memes.

  • Aidi Bal
    Aidi Bal 7 months ago

    The government shutdown! It's Chuck Schumer's and Nancy Pelosi's fault. The saddest thing is that Schumer and Pelosi are still getting paid, but the government employees aren't.

  • rotten otten o
    rotten otten o 7 months ago

    U guys are too funny! 🤣

  • Rick McMurtry
    Rick McMurtry 7 months ago

    Why is it always Trump's fault when pelosi is like NO what kind of negotiation is that. Trump 2020

  • Taylor Nanney
    Taylor Nanney 7 months ago

    I miss the old weekend updates with Seth Myers.

  • Rubear
    Rubear 7 months ago

    We all need less government in our lives.

  • Mac Bizzo
    Mac Bizzo 7 months ago

    Why are OLD people in charge?... ask any psychologist... the older a person is the more they regress back into a child.

  • Danky Skull
    Danky Skull 7 months ago

    Yep, the NPC's are functioning just fine!

  • Danky Skull
    Danky Skull 7 months ago


  • Danky Skull
    Danky Skull 7 months ago


  • Danky Skull
    Danky Skull 7 months ago


  • Conner Broeker
    Conner Broeker 7 months ago

    Trump isn't the only reason the government is shut down

  • Manj U. Gotts
    Manj U. Gotts 7 months ago

    S N L = Still Not Laughing
    - Trump secured all back pay, Liar.
    - Pelosi had prewritten her refusals to negotiate. She OWNS the shutdown.
    - Government workers are well taken care of. Peloser refuses to meet with the parents of children killed by illegals.
    - Cohen already proved himself to be a liar. What he says is of no consequence.
    SNL grasps at straws trying to make the President look bad. SNL fails while propagandizing and outright lying.
    SNL fails miserably at comedy.
    But the thing SNL will fail MOST about is their (the cast and "writers", decision makers, etc) ability to avoid repercussions.

  • Expendable Round
    Expendable Round 7 months ago

    The horrors will continue until president white trash is disposed of.

  • Ad Astra
    Ad Astra 7 months ago

    I wonder how many real, live border guards that would have actual jobs for the long term (long after wall construction crews were done and gone) you could hire with $5 billion. Maybe more than enough to do the job?

  • Peyton Holden
    Peyton Holden 7 months ago

    All the employees are getting their money back after the shutdown

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn 7 months ago

    Gross only he has that aunt

  • Lorraine Mackey
    Lorraine Mackey 7 months ago

    Government is always closed on Sat. And Sun.

  • William
    William 7 months ago

    Che is fucking funny

  • Franklin MacGillacuddy
    Franklin MacGillacuddy 7 months ago

    Weekend Update has always been about the best part of SNL for me, back to the days of Chase and Aykroyd and Curtain, but this season they are definitely dominating. SNL should consider an entire spinoff show written by Jost and Che and the other contributors to this bit of wonderfulness.

  • PewPewGuns
    PewPewGuns 7 months ago +1

    how is this shit funny?

  • Destiny Medina
    Destiny Medina 7 months ago

    That was a bit racist when he said Mexicans sneaking in there drugs from the slacks/wall

  • werebeasted
    werebeasted 7 months ago

    "Government shutdown enters 29th day. Coincidentally Main-Stream-Propaganda has also entered 29th day of blaming Trump for not signing funding legislation that has actually never passed the Senate. It is believed that many in the nation do not understand even the very FUNDAMENTAL aspects of how legislation that affects their very lives -- is actually voted on -- but remain sure it somehow involves President Trump. And that by saying he takes credit -- in the view of the understanding of most, he has in fact enacted a veto on the U.S. Constitution."

  • Robert James
    Robert James 7 months ago

    These are two of the most uncharacteristic comedians ever

  • Daniel Siapin
    Daniel Siapin 7 months ago

    Was that supposed to be funny?

    BOSTONSGARDEN 7 months ago +1

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  • N S
    N S 7 months ago

    The Trump temper tantrum government shut down is a distraction from the Russia investigation. Follow the money from Russia, through the NRA to the RNC, and arrest all Republicans involved for treason! We have a Russian agent in the Whitehouse! Arrest Agolf Twittler for treason!

  • tenacious645
    tenacious645 7 months ago

    BuzzFeed is not and has never been actual news.

  • Mr. Ubiboy
    Mr. Ubiboy 7 months ago

    Snl clearly takes protection of this great country for granted since no idiot on there understands why to government was shut down in the first place

    • Metro Hemo
      Metro Hemo 7 months ago

      Department of Homeland Security puts out the stats

    • Mr. Ubiboy
      Mr. Ubiboy 7 months ago

      @Metro Hemo no ...what is your source you luv to look at

    • Metro Hemo
      Metro Hemo 7 months ago

      That's right, attack the source of the information, and ignore the point. There is no crisis on the boarder, so why has trump decided to destroy the lives of 800,000 Americans?
      Here is a real question for you, why can't he open the government and then negotiate for his wall? Why does he need for American to suffer until he gets his way?

    • Mr. Ubiboy
      Mr. Ubiboy 7 months ago

      @Metro Hemo what kinds of sources even say this kind of validity?? NY times? of course since theyre liberal fevered

    • Metro Hemo
      Metro Hemo 7 months ago

      Illegal crossing are down so low that net migration from Mexico is negative. The vast majority of illegals with good paying jobs in this country are visa over stays. Most of the illegal drugs come through ports of entry, so what is the emergency. Why should Americans have to suffer for a wall that the president doesn't have the votes to fund so he has taken the country hostage. You claim this about fair voting but trumps voter commission found no fraud. The reason that democrats have the upper hand all the time is because they have more people that support them then republicans. It has nothing to do with boarder wall. This is about a campaign promise, that he couldn't keep so he is trying to move the goal post and get us to pay for his stupidity.

  • Andi McGauley
    Andi McGauley 7 months ago

    “I found THat to be rude”

  • Michael Mara
    Michael Mara 7 months ago +1

    Are we great yet?

  • Brandon
    Brandon 7 months ago +5

    “Michael Che I get all my news from you!”

    “Don’t do that”