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Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch that comments on and parodies current events. It is the show's longest-running recurring sketch, having been on since the show's first broadcast, and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance. One or two of the players are cast in the role of news anchor, presenting gag news items based on current events and acting as hosts for occasional editorials, commentaries, or other performances by other cast members or guests. Chevy Chase has credited Weekend Update, which he started as anchor in 1975, for paving the way for comedic news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

1975–80
(seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1980–85
(seasons 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
1985–90
(seasons 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
1990–95
(seasons 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
1995–2000
(seasons 21, 22, 23, 24, 25)
2000–05
(seasons 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
2005–10
(seasons 31, 32, 33, 34, 35)
2010–15
(seasons 36, 37, 38, 39, 40)
2015–present
(seasons 41, 42)

Weekend Update

Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch that comments on and parodies current events. It is the show's longest-running recurring sketch, having been on since the show's first broadcast, and is typically presented in the middle of the show immediately after the first musical performance. One or two of the players are cast in the role of news anchor, presenting gag news items based on current events and acting as hosts for occasional editorials, commentaries, or other performances by other cast members or guests. Chevy Chase has credited Weekend Update, which he started as anchor in 1975, for paving the way for comedic news shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Weekend Update: President Trump Declares a National Emergency - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Trump's news conference. #SNL #DonCheadle #GaryClarkJr ...

Weekend Update: This Is America Wins Song of the Year - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like the results of President Trump's annual physical.

Weekend Update: Supercentenarian Mort Fellner - SNL

Supercentenarian Mort Fellner stops by Weekend Update to share some news about America's oldest citizens. #SNL #DonCheadle #GaryClarkJr #SNL44 ...

Weekend Update: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer - SNL

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Alex Moffat) stop by Weekend Update to talk about President ...

Weekend Update: Jules on the Oscars - SNL

Jules (Beck Bennett), who sees things a little differently, stops by Weekend Update to share his unique perspective on the Oscars. #SNL #DonCheadle ...

Weekend Update: Apple Introduces Disability Emojis - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost tackle the week's biggest news, like Apple's latest emojis. #SNL #Halsey #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: ...