Weekend Update: Blackface and Blackmail Scandals - SNL

  • Published on Feb 10, 2019
  • Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like the Virginia governor's blackface controversy.
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  • David Sielaff
    David Sielaff 6 days ago

    You’d rather go to war than have President Trump? This shows the true sense of the Democratic Party

  • Scruff Looking Nerve Hurter

    This comment section is fucking hilarious

  • coniljw j
    coniljw j Month ago

    SNL never uses Maxine Waters - a complete buffoon to joke on.

  • Bow Hunter
    Bow Hunter Month ago

    Politics in this country is so dumb.

  • Dominique Ray
    Dominique Ray Month ago

    SNL hasn’t been funny in years. People are tuning in just to have a I HATE TRUMP pep rally. Even this sucked.

  • Dave Vaidya
    Dave Vaidya Month ago

    In today's culture and social climate, why would Neeson even admit something like that to some random reporter? Admit sure but not to some random reporter? It doesn't look good. At least he said he regrets those thoughts and feelings. That reporter probably also got spooked.

  • Kobalt Steel
    Kobalt Steel Month ago

    I want to know how much crack Gucci was smoking to make that sweater; Ignoring the racism, it's fucking hideous with that chin and open mouth part... good lord

  • Pipe Tunes
    Pipe Tunes Month ago +1

    When they laugh at each other

  • Albion Takami 多神
    Albion Takami 多神 Month ago +1

    Guys, you aren't the whole world. Blackface means nothing in Europe or anywhere else in the world except US. It's not racist here or anything. Your history is yours only, you deal with it. Don't force your problems on us.

  • Stan Smith
    Stan Smith Month ago

    If these cowards don’t do a Jussie Smollet hoax skit... who am I kidding, of course they won’t do a skit about Lying ass Jussie...they’re too far left and too far gone PC authoritarian neoliberal cowards to even make good comedy anymore.
    Alec Baldwin’s impression fucking blows. This show fucking blows.

      RVPNUMB Month ago

      These SNL idiots pander to liberals and sjws they do not know what comedy is.

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago +1

    Lol, old lady 👵 speak for, “girl, bye!” 👋👏

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago

    Damn, that pic came from medical 🏥 yearbook! Damn, a Sambo sweater from Gucci! I know, this is way I hate bald men because they look like an ugly dick best case senior when usually they look like yucky ugly sweaty balls! It needs to be covered up always!

  • I. Wynn Wynn
    I. Wynn Wynn Month ago

    Oh please Liam is lying and is a hypocrite piece is why because just a short time beforehand he was complaining about women getting in the way of males abusing and raping and harassing females which is what they mean when he like woody allen and don trump said “let’s not turn this into a witch-hunt!”

  • MP
    MP Month ago +2

    I always thought Bezos looked like a waxed nutsack.

  • Mr Attack
    Mr Attack Month ago +1

    Oh ok, so very bad

  • Victor Huertas
    Victor Huertas Month ago +1

    the Neo Satanic Liberals should now do a Jussie Smollet sketches showing how he crafted his fake self attack all to further his ''noble'' and not at all ''self aggrandising'' fraud with loud mouth Feminazi L.Jones using whiteface paint chasing Che around throwing bleach at him and trying to hog tie him. socialist propaganda mogul Lorne michaels would roll on the floor laughing.

  • InvisibleRen
    InvisibleRen Month ago

    Did Michael Che really just make a joke about the 19th century? 🙄 That's white people shit, the notion that racism ended centuries ago. The heart of the South. Rich white people. Who grew up in freshly desegregated areas. 1980s. That last anti-discrimination law was in the 70s. Y'all really surprised? Y'all demand resignation? Why you acting like you didn't grow up here? I grew up in Colonial Williamsburg. Plantation field trips were normal. We are still explaining that blackface is wrong in 2019 and y'all shocked about 30 YEARS AGO? Rich white Southern kids 30 years ago. My grandparents live down the street from people with a Blue Lives Matter Sign in their yard. YOU WANT SOME PEOPLE TO RESIGN OVER WHAT WAS LITERALLY WHITE CULTURE IN THE SOUTH 30 YEARS AGO? Won't nobody woke, didn't nobody know better. Meanwhile our PRESIDENT is PRESENTLY defending and being endorsed by white supremacists yet still in office. 😂 Am I the only black person who thinks calling for resignation over this is dumb af? Y'all act like you ain't never met a privileged white person or been to the South. In the public eye, these white people had black friends then went home and dropped the n-word. That's how white people are.
    And don't come in here going "not all white people" because obviously. Obviously not all white people. But just like every demographic, there's a culture. There was culture surrounding race for white people. There was a culture for weathly people. And a culture for Southerners. So you bet your ass there's a culture for wealthy white Southerners.

  • It's Kayla
    It's Kayla Month ago +1

    Oh Nooo the yearbook photo 😂

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago

    These guys aren't that funny, and the black guy can hardly read his lines.

  • Blue Eyes
    Blue Eyes Month ago +1

    Very funny, gentlemen, well played! 👏👏👏👏👏

  • Tom Cahill
    Tom Cahill Month ago

    no katy perry shoes?

  • CJ Miller
    CJ Miller Month ago

    Why would the enquirer threaten the public with his nudes???? How sadistic are they to put this where anyone could see them??? Someone could be permanently visually impaired

  • Silvia Conjar
    Silvia Conjar Month ago

    Gucci should apologised for being a bunch of assholes not for the shit Ugly sweater they produced...hey wake up we are in 2019

  • Chykim Sanders
    Chykim Sanders 2 months ago

    They knocked it out the park this week!! Very funny😂😂

  • TCt83067695
    TCt83067695 2 months ago

    Punching down at aoc
    Take this 👎🏾

  • ArchEnema 67
    ArchEnema 67 2 months ago

    Liam Neeson is not from the UK, but Ireland. But, of course, it's ok to stereotype Irish people, despite the vast historical documentation of discrimination (Irish Need Not Apply signs in every business window in Manhattan), because they're white. Anti-white racism is the new liberal privilege.

  • Klent orious
    Klent orious 2 months ago

    You guys should’ve brought to attention how this tax ssn will continue to kill the middle class. These stories are horrifying.

  • Elaine Irvin
    Elaine Irvin 2 months ago

    Blackface in a school years definitely illustrates people's acceptance at the time of publication. Everything is NOW RACIST. People constantly throw that term around to the point it is often without merit. It is just often a put-down when nothing was meant by an action or statement. Perhaps people should not be do hasty to judge. That makes them 'judgemental'. Ha!

  • Ricky Norton
    Ricky Norton 2 months ago

    snl has sucked for decades how is it still on the air

  • sweatpantsprincess
    sweatpantsprincess 2 months ago +1

    This was a GOOD segment lmfaooo

  • katesmom
    katesmom 2 months ago

    That was the best!

  • Yasmine Grant
    Yasmine Grant 2 months ago

    Blackface, Blackmail 😂 catching my breath from lmao! Forget PC, there is too much material.

  • Karen Stevens
    Karen Stevens 2 months ago +1

    For years, weekend update has been THE best part of SNL!

  • Shawn
    Shawn 2 months ago

    2:45 the actual style of the clothing is the worst part...who the fuck pays thousands for something that damn ugly? also nobody would say ANYTHING about the Gucci sweater mouth thing if it was black/blue. white/pink, or literally any other color combination. It's just unfortunately coincidence people are automatically assuming a red rhombus on a black sweater makes them think of blackface....so arent they being racist too??

  • Diego Kiwi
    Diego Kiwi 2 months ago

    I think we should fight blackface with whiteface

  • Heather Lipsky
    Heather Lipsky 2 months ago

    After seeing the blank face pic of Jeff Bezos the normal one looks like the photoshopped one

  • Nikki Rockz
    Nikki Rockz 2 months ago


  • Cableguy818
    Cableguy818 2 months ago +2

    What the hell is blackface?
    I don’t get it

  • Dr John Kiwi PHD
    Dr John Kiwi PHD 2 months ago

    As a resistant of Virginia.

    Fairfax did nothing wrong

  • George Feist
    George Feist 2 months ago


  • Spring Lamb
    Spring Lamb 2 months ago


  • James Dicus
    James Dicus 2 months ago

    Name one person who is not the least bit racist at all, other than yourself and please make it someone who is alive, not someone in a book, someone you actually know, I will check back in a year for the one comment.

  • Winston O'Dell
    Winston O'Dell 2 months ago

    For SNL, this seems a mild response to the blackface antics of the VA governor and AG. And, what about the sexual abuse accusations leveled at the Lt Gov? You treat that like a rumor to be ignored. Are SNL writers and producers hypocrites? Come on SNL, where’s your sense of outrage?

  • YuTube Spitter
    YuTube Spitter 2 months ago +1

    the issue is the things Liam said are the same things other racist people have said and actually acted upon

  • From Marah To Elim
    From Marah To Elim 2 months ago

    I don't recall
    my state being in the news this much ever! lol

  • Justin Min
    Justin Min 2 months ago

    the gucci sweater was based one Leigh Bowery not Blackface

  • Alethea Vespa
    Alethea Vespa 2 months ago

    I hate it when anchors laugh at their own jokes. Its so fucking annoying

  • LInda Noble
    LInda Noble 2 months ago +1

    No Democrat resignations, at least, not right now. We need to keep our Dems in office. They are publically exposed and will probably never hold another public office. At least they are not Republicans!

  • Nicholas Fouch
    Nicholas Fouch 2 months ago

    Governor Kevin Hart!

  • Cas Wells001
    Cas Wells001 2 months ago


  • Suzy Lux
    Suzy Lux 2 months ago

    The satire is so fucking off. Shouldn't be making jokes about Bezos and his dick pics alone; you should be making jokes about AMI and fricking PECKER and not just shallow 'haha penis' jokes on the surface, but the whole rot and criminal bullshit corruption underneath. That's the story. That's the satire.

    • Suzy Lux
      Suzy Lux 2 months ago

      Bring Amy and Tina back ffs.

  • Ethan Borden
    Ethan Borden 2 months ago

    One of the funniest Weekend Updates in awhile🤣🤣🤣

  • tori2dles
    tori2dles 2 months ago


  • Patrick McKenna
    Patrick McKenna 2 months ago

    Liam Neeson did an honorable thing when he shared that story. This might not be the best place to go into this yet I hope all jokes aside big mike knows that Liam knowingly threw himself under a bus just to try and make the world a better place. This wasn't some kind of slip up from a racist followed by backtracking and lies to try to save his but. No... this was thought out and discussed prior to that interview. If you wonder why I take that stance I'll clarify. Liam and I were having a conversation in what was a dream for me and this came up and I asked him to share his story publicly. Just like I heard him say in a later interview, the goal was transparency. In my waking life I have actually met or known quite a few people who share similar experiences. These times scare me in how so many people need to apologize for anything questionable from their past & then often enough that isn't satisfactory enough for many or the public eye and even with people walking on glass, hyper self-censoring before sharing anything, people often enough have something get blown out of proportion for them or get completely crucified for something that is now completely out of their hands, right or wrong it's unhealthy how extreme things have gotten. It's like the new status quo is a PC Lynch Mob. So it basically goes without saying that people don't want anything questionable to surface. I'm afraid Liam is going to suffer the old no good deed goes unpunished and his movie will suffer and his public relations people are probably not happy let alone everyone else who had as nothing to do with the making of his upcoming film. It was wise for what he or we were trying to accomplish ( I may have had something to do with it yet he was the one who stuck his neck on the line when he didn't need to and I so very highly respect him all the more so for doing so) anyways him sharing when he did gave him a good platform and hopefully anyone who has been in a similar situation won't feel so alone or f-ed up or guilty now and hopefully the current human race can stop judging others and stop putting up some fake front like you stank don't stink and hopefully his movie does even better now than it would have if he just remained quiet. Oh and another thing, he went into this from a stance of being so far from racist, that us when he shared his story. Now I worry he might or already might have developed some kind race related radar where he now might feel like black people are out to get him or hate him while they missed the whole damb picture of what he did and why. Black people aren't the only ones who judged shen they shouldn't have yet from what I've noticed at least a good deal of black people, at least on tv, spoke up and out against him as though he made an ignorant racist comment when it was quite the opposite. He shared a reality that many wouldn't share and he did so in Hope's of having a positive effect and he put himself on the line in many ways by doing so and I feel he should be celebrated for trying. I worry that some people might give him a temporary (if it does or did happen I hope it is only temporary because focus on the individual rather than a collective let alone such a collective as a race, a grouping due to similar skin color... it's no good. Everyone is different while so many of us are alike. I still believe on focusing on the individual. I still do not want to see a damn race war erupt. I honestly dislike how self righteous some people are who have a public stage and how twisted they are without realizing it. I could care less what many people have to say until I notice the harm that is taking place. I want to call out some people by name yet I worry that ultimately doing so would take away from what I am trying to accomplish. Oh... as I was saying, I'm worried liam is going to feel as though he is getting attacked by black people while he knows he sacrificed for the greater good and I hope he gets the respect he deserves regardless of what color your skin is and I hope him trying to help me doesn't screw him over. I'm grateful for what that man did and by that I mean him being honest and open about a very serious time in his life that he is not proud of. If you ever read this I hope you realize how much respect I have for you and how grateful I am that you tried, regardless of the results I view you as a champion. Thank you Liam and much love to you. Peace & love to all. That goes for you too... BIG MIKE!!! Hehehe :]

  • darren stettner
    darren stettner 2 months ago +1

    Black face isn’t racist. Racism is racist. It’s a sentiment not a costume, not an act, not an inanimate object. People are just hypersensitive looking for shit to be offended by. Anything can be deemed offensive if you’re uptight enough. I’m more concerned with the rise of this self-righteous bigotry than I am with what old people wore as costumes back in the old days.

  • Conrad
    Conrad 2 months ago

    in this week's news, "yikes"

  • Cecelia Eastland
    Cecelia Eastland 2 months ago

    Wow there is blackface in my school yearbook too

  • Virtual Pro Wrestling Matches

    Wow, I'm surprised these libtards actually went there. I'm shocked they didn't somehow blame Trump for the blackface thing. Amazing.

  • ya2pir2gojlr
    ya2pir2gojlr 2 months ago

    when will u mention sarah silverman, jimmy kimmel/fallon blackface?

  • Mick Jager
    Mick Jager 2 months ago

    Googled a bit and as I suspected SNL did a black faced skit and not even that long ago. I figured I'd have to go back to the 70s or 80s.

  • Keith Bell
    Keith Bell 2 months ago

    "Mike Pence's tie was so straight it makes me suspicious." Stupendous!

  • Atomchrist The Series
    Atomchrist The Series 2 months ago

    Black Jesus

  • avatardecadewho
    avatardecadewho 2 months ago

    Jeff Bezos is Corporate Slenderman

  • Joel Brown
    Joel Brown 2 months ago

    It's hard to not be funny doing political humor - the nightmare is it's real.

  • Laura Kane
    Laura Kane 2 months ago

    Michael Che: least funny SNL actor EVER

  • Chris Rusch
    Chris Rusch 2 months ago

    That mike pence joke was good

  • Jimmy Simmons
    Jimmy Simmons 2 months ago

    Hahahaha this is the only reason why I watch Saturday night live. These two crack me up, perfect match...lol

  • Vasili Vlachos
    Vasili Vlachos 2 months ago +1

    Sir twenty one savagus

  • Robbie Backpacking
    Robbie Backpacking 2 months ago +1

    "Trump calling for political unity is like Captain Morgan urging sobriety"

  • uhadme
    uhadme 2 months ago

    they always have their Token talking about blackface..
    like Archie Bunker isn't a real thing.. you realize that was typical American? they programmed people to call 911 if you spot a gay guy... maybe you weren't around / didn't grow up in the 1950s type idiocy? should I care?
    stupid virtue signalling self righteous freak show reject never called anyone cracker? you never wore white face? would you identify as white if it was a choice?
    they allow men to identify as women and use the ladies restroom
    why can't I paint my face black and identify as a black person?
    I've never felt white in my life.
    why is this HATE based on my race allowed?

  • Robbie Backpacking
    Robbie Backpacking 2 months ago +1

    Mike Pence's tie was so straight it was suspicious lol

  • John Nycto
    John Nycto 2 months ago

    Mike Pence is a robot from outer space.

  • radiochickpro
    radiochickpro 2 months ago

    I love that the news actually made them both crack up out of character

  • cheongyei
    cheongyei 2 months ago

    Was it sexist for Michael øbama to pretend to be a woman??

  • cheongyei
    cheongyei 2 months ago

    So if 'blackface' and kkk hoods actually offend people, why does TheXvid allow this video, and why does NBC think it's okay to profit from putting offensive photos in a skit??
    In reality, NØ one is offended by such nonsense, but just remember the Democrats were all KKK in the south until 1960.

  • ツKai
    ツKai 2 months ago

    gotta love my state. virginia is a hot freakin mess

  • Kate Gibson
    Kate Gibson 2 months ago

    As someone who lives in Virginia
    I’m sorry for our representatives
    I’m not even old enough to vote and I regret them being in power

  • James Derbaum
    James Derbaum 2 months ago

    This so-called man, is heartless, spineless, gutless piece of shit

  • Hay Now
    Hay Now 2 months ago


  • Kelle Franzen
    Kelle Franzen 2 months ago

    I could watch this over and over again it is so damn funny

  • The Total Package
    The Total Package 2 months ago

    These two cock sucking douche-bags have never been funny!

  • Raven Girl
    Raven Girl 2 months ago

    Did Colin get a new haircut?

  • John Leitaker
    John Leitaker 2 months ago

    Sorry black people, It's not always about you.

  • DDOF fortinite moments and fails!

    Ok everyone, get on his ass for doing something socially acceptable FIFTY YEARS AGO.

  • RedBirdZArmy
    RedBirdZArmy 2 months ago

    funniest ever

  • Laura N.
    Laura N. 2 months ago

    What about the second in command in Va? Where are those jokes?

  • TheRealSlimShady
    TheRealSlimShady 2 months ago

    The gucci thing shows how sjws and pcs r runing da world

  • Esa Ande
    Esa Ande 2 months ago

    These guys are rarely funny .....this time is not an exception.

  • Carolyn Grinberg
    Carolyn Grinberg 2 months ago

    I live in Virginia but I was born in New York City. This gives me a quasi-legit right to observe that this lunacy you are reporting on is, in fact, CRAZY, I mean fuggetaboudit zany. Governor Kevin has my vote.

  • Vantegan
    Vantegan 2 months ago

    Getting tired of this French Revolution "off with their heads' response to every scandal. I think there will be a similar response much like the election of 2016. I personally did not vote for Trump, but I understand why people did. I am tired of being told in 10,000 ways my race and my sex is somehow inferior to others. The victim mentality mob rule punishment culture wars only makes the so-called 'oppressors' start identifying as victims, which in turn leads to an equally caustic response. These social justice movements always evolve into power grabs by the alleged 'victims' and the only way they are kept in check is by a like-minded response. I laugh to myself when I read people who write that metoo will never have a backlash, that it somehow transcends that. Fat chance, when you treat an entire sex like crap based on the actions of a few, you risk your own moral reckoning, and when it comes it will be as black and white, vicious, and lengthy as the same movement that beckoned its response.

  • Cody
    Cody 2 months ago

    You all went so easy on these racist assholes. But thats too be expected from SNL. Going easy on racist, bias Democrats. I'm surprised that Colin Jost and Michael Che aren't more upset about this. but again, leftist SNL defending racist democrats.

  • Margarita M.
    Margarita M. 2 months ago

    0:34 He picked a person who literally went white and thought “nah, let’s to the black version of MJ!”

  • J Walters
    J Walters 2 months ago


  • Fred Haro
    Fred Haro 2 months ago

    Was 21 Savage deported for being British? I thought it was the gun charge.

  • francis long
    francis long 2 months ago

    Isn't it ironic, that MJ tried, to be white, and a impostor tried, to be black..

  • Osker
    Osker 2 months ago

    Yup ...still unwatchable liberal garbage. Fuck SNL

  • Selma Reyna
    Selma Reyna 2 months ago

    my daughter was Rosa Parks in her 2nd grade wax museum. She felt she couldn't truly represent her because my daughter is half white/Hispanic, but looks more white. she was worried others would say but you aren't black. she did fine in representing her. I, however, would have never even considered darkening her up. USE YOUR IMAGINATION, PEOPLE!

  • Barbara Kirschner
    Barbara Kirschner 2 months ago

    Michael Che should do a Whiteface. That would be funny.

  • P Mason
    P Mason 2 months ago

    Do you people ever talk about Venezuela or is focusing on important issues not a thing?

  • yuh yuh
    yuh yuh 2 months ago

    Trevor Noah has the best take I've heard on Liam Neeson.