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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: Trump Calls for End to Mueller Probe - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Chief of Staff John Kelly leaving the Trump administration.

Weekend Update: SpaceX Launches Rocket with Cremated Remains - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like accelerating greenhouse gases. #SNL #JasonMomoa ...

Weekend Update: Trump's Moscow Tower - SNL

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, like Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitting they worked on a ...

Weekend Update: Michael Che on Bidets - SNL

Michael Che stops by Weekend Update to share how getting a bidet has changed his life. #SNL #JasonMomoa #MumfordAndSons #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: ...

Weekend Update: Travel Expert Carrie Krum - SNL

Seventh-grader and travel expert, Carrie Krum (Aidy Bryant), stops by Weekend Update to share her travel tips. #SNL #JasonMomoa #MumfordAndSons ...

Weekend Update: Leslie Jones Retires from Sex - SNL

Leslie Jones stops by Weekend Update to announce her retirement from sex. #SNL #ClaireFoy #AndersonPaak #SNL44 Subscribe to SNL: ...