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.
    #SNL #Halsey #SNL44
    Subscribe to SNL: goo.gl/tUsXwM
    Get more SNL: www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live
    Full Episodes: www.nbc.com/saturday-night-liv...
    Like SNL: facebook.com/snl
    Follow SNL: twitter.com/nbcsnl
    SNL Tumblr: nbcsnl.tumblr.com/
    SNL Instagram: instagram.com/nbcsnl
    SNL Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nbcsnl/
  • EntertainmentEntertainment

Comments • 1 812

  • Victor Huertas
    Victor Huertas 36 minutes ago

    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 47 minutes 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 5 hours ago

    Oh Nooo the yearbook photo 😂

  • John Doe
    John Doe 6 hours ago

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

  • Blue Eyes
    Blue Eyes 11 hours ago

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

  • Tom Cahill
    Tom Cahill 12 hours ago

    no katy perry shoes?

  • CJ Miller
    CJ Miller 16 hours 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 17 hours 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 18 hours ago

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

  • TCt83067695
    TCt83067695 18 hours ago

    Punching down at aoc
    Take this 👎🏾

  • ArchEnema 67
    ArchEnema 67 18 hours 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.

  • Scuando Z
    Scuando Z 19 hours ago

    All the jokes in this weekend update was amazing!

  • Klent orious
    Klent orious 19 hours 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 Day 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 Day ago

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

  • sweatpantsprincess

    This was a GOOD segment lmfaooo

  • katesmom
    katesmom Day ago

    That was the best!

  • Yasmine Grant
    Yasmine Grant Day ago

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

  • Karen Stevens
    Karen Stevens 2 days ago +1

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

  • Shawn
    Shawn 2 days 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 3 days ago

    I think we should fight blackface with whiteface

  • Heather Lipsky
    Heather Lipsky 3 days ago

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

  • Nikki Rockz
    Nikki Rockz 3 days ago


  • Cableguy818
    Cableguy818 3 days ago +2

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

  • Dr John Kiwi PHD
    Dr John Kiwi PHD 3 days ago

    As a resistant of Virginia.

    Fairfax did nothing wrong

  • George Feist
    George Feist 3 days ago


  • Spring Lamb
    Spring Lamb 4 days ago


  • James Dicus
    James Dicus 4 days 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 4 days 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?

  • Ryan Maghribie
    Ryan Maghribie 4 days ago

    Imagine Adele from ATL

  • YuTube Spitter
    YuTube Spitter 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

  • Justin Min
    Justin Min 4 days ago

    the gucci sweater was based one Leigh Bowery not Blackface

  • Alethea Vespa
    Alethea Vespa 4 days ago

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

  • LInda Noble
    LInda Noble 4 days 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 4 days ago

    Governor Kevin Hart!

  • Cas Wells001
    Cas Wells001 4 days ago


  • Suzy Lux
    Suzy Lux 5 days 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 5 days ago

      Bring Amy and Tina back ffs.

  • Ethan Borden
    Ethan Borden 5 days ago

    One of the funniest Weekend Updates in awhile🤣🤣🤣

  • tori2dles
    tori2dles 5 days ago


  • Patrick McKenna
    Patrick McKenna 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    in this week's news, "yikes"

  • Cecelia Eastland
    Cecelia Eastland 5 days 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.

  • ccccccccccxxxxxxxxxx

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

  • Mick Jager
    Mick Jager 5 days 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 5 days ago

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

  • Atomchrist The Series

    Black Jesus

  • avatardecadewho
    avatardecadewho 5 days ago

    Jeff Bezos is Corporate Slenderman

  • Joel Brown
    Joel Brown 5 days ago

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

    TELL THE TRUTH 6 days ago

    Trevor Noah is for the white people not for the so-called black people, he has no understanding...........just because he suffers back in his own country don't mean it applies here. he is part African, people in america are not African they are Israelite people who are not African.
    Trevor Noah is a smoke screen like Obama the African he makes you think he is on your side because of the color of his skin but he just another uncle tom coon. when you ever come across a black person who does not condemn the evil of white people they are not your people.
    history of true black face......
    pink people aka white people, enslaved so-called black people and raped them, and murdered them the main thing was to strike real evil fear to all so-called black people so one of the many things white people did to so-called black people was to peel of there skin from there face, dry it out and wear the skin on there face, to mock the victim. this is true black face.
    after a couple of years instead of killing black people for the face skin they used black polish all this was just to mock black people to say your skin is ugly
    fast forward to the 1900 black face was used for entertainment for white people entertaining white people. black face was also used as clowns the clown was never a white face but a black face. was to always make black people look stupid and inhuman.

    this is the historicity of black face, killings murders slavery and mocking. peeling off the victim skin.
    yet you nasty Trevor Noah wants him to keep his job. i say sack Trevor Noah send him back to Africa. he is not for so-called black people but he is there for the entertainment of white people. nothing more.

  • Frankie JJ
    Frankie JJ 6 days ago

    God, SNL is the best show in the world, why isn't it on some channel here in the UK!!! xxx

  • Laura Kane
    Laura Kane 6 days ago

    Michael Che: least funny SNL actor EVER

  • Chris Rusch
    Chris Rusch 6 days ago

    That mike pence joke was good

  • Jimmy Simmons
    Jimmy Simmons 6 days 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 6 days ago +1

    Sir twenty one savagus

  • Robbie Backpacking
    Robbie Backpacking 6 days ago +1

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

  • uhadme
    uhadme 6 days 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 6 days ago +1

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

  • John Nycto
    John Nycto 6 days ago

    Mike Pence is a robot from outer space.

  • radiochickpro
    radiochickpro 6 days ago

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

  • cheongyei
    cheongyei 6 days ago

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

  • cheongyei
    cheongyei 6 days 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.

  • Kai •
    Kai • 6 days ago

    gotta love my state. virginia is a hot freakin mess

  • Kate Gibson
    Kate Gibson 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

  • Hay Now
    Hay Now 6 days ago


  • Kelle Franzen
    Kelle Franzen 6 days ago

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

  • The Total Package
    The Total Package 6 days ago

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

  • Raven Girl
    Raven Girl 6 days ago

    Did Colin get a new haircut?

  • James Pitts
    James Pitts 6 days ago


  • John Leitaker
    John Leitaker 6 days 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.

  • MrShopjulius
    MrShopjulius 6 days ago

    Good place to win on tv comedy show Saturdaynight live

  • RedBirdZArmy
    RedBirdZArmy 6 days ago

    funniest ever

  • Laura N.
    Laura N. 6 days ago

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

  • TheRealSlimShady
    TheRealSlimShady 6 days ago

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

  • Esa Ande
    Esa Ande 6 days ago

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

  • Carolyn Grinberg
    Carolyn Grinberg 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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. 6 days 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 6 days ago


  • Fred Haro
    Fred Haro 6 days ago

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

  • francis long
    francis long 6 days ago

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

  • Matt a.
    Matt a. 6 days ago

    Yup ...still unwatchable liberal garbage. Fuck SNL

  • Selma Reyna
    Selma Reyna 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

  • P Mason
    P Mason 6 days ago

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

  • yuh yuh
    yuh yuh 6 days ago

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

  • Joe Palmer
    Joe Palmer 6 days ago +4

    I had to watch this again 😂😂😂. What is happening!?!? It's only February and everything imaginable has happened 😂🤣🤣

    STEVEN SPENNEBERG 6 days ago

    All Democrats!!!!

    STEVEN SPENNEBERG 6 days ago

    SNL “jokes” that they would RATHER have a NUCLEAR WAR with Korea, than have Trump as President!!! Remember that, if you have relatives in Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska or any Military in your family. Remember, that SNL would rather risk their lives and murder millions, than have the guy they don’t like in Office. Unbelievable Traitors!!

  • M Detlef
    M Detlef 6 days ago

    They have baseball bats in Europe????

  • Rick Lawson
    Rick Lawson 6 days ago

    But war is hahaha

  • WyrdDarcnyzz
    WyrdDarcnyzz 6 days ago

    Oh do we hate Liam Neeson now? Dude recounts one moment of poor character, from FORTY YEARS AGO, that he worked to overcome, and he's racist for life?! This "controversy" is a complete overreaction.

    • Siân
      Siân 4 days ago

      I agree

  • Nicolette Holman
    Nicolette Holman 6 days ago

    The jokes get better and better on this segment!

  • Collin W
    Collin W 6 days ago

    While it’s nice to see that both SNL and Colbert will go after Democrats also when they do dumb things, notice that neither point out that the Virginia politicians are democrats. Hahaha. I consider myself more democratic, but that’s some silly team sports shit right there.

  • Rick Lawson
    Rick Lawson 6 days ago

    I wouldn't be mad if it was funny there's nothing funny about being at War nothing laugh at that