‘SNL’s Weekend Update Lampons Will Smith, Film Academy and Chris Rock – Deadline

Tonight on SNL, Weekend Update presenter Colin Just and Michael Che have made every joke about Will Smith that they held last week, after slapping Chris Rock’s Oscar winner at the 94th Academy Awards.

“Intelligence officials say Vladimir Putin is being misinformed by his advisers about how badly the Russian military is performing in Ukraine,” Just Up Top said, referring to him as Will Smith’s agent, “You crushed it at the Oscars!”

Just said that from his point of view, Smith’s actions were “disrespectful” – especially since his actions “set a terrible precedent for protecting your wife at the awards show.”

Che mentioned that during his acceptance speech after receiving the award for Best Actor, the King Richard star said, “Love will drive you crazy.”

“You know what else makes you do crazy things? Crazy, “he joked.” But I understand where Will is coming from. I mean, you can’t expect him to sit there and watch another man jump on his wife – without signing the NDA. “

Yesterday, Jost continued, Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, before the awarding agency fired him. “She wasn’t going,” Jost said, “but Jada gave him that look.”

When Smith was fired, Just noted that he had joined “a small group” of people expelled from the academy, including Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski and Harvey Weinstein. “Or, as they are known,” he joked, “‘bad boy for life.’

Che went on to talk about alopecia, a health condition that served as the basis for a joke at the expense of Jada Pinkett Smith, which in turn led to a comic feud with Smith. “Can we stop pretending that Jadar has alopecia?” I mean, as much as we’ve heard about Jada and Will’s personal lives, you can’t expect us to hold on to everything, “he said. “It’s like Kanye, ‘Don’t act like you don’t know I have psoriasis!'”

Selfish, Che said, as a comedian, he forced “tired” people to “feel insecure” about his humorous motives. “I mean, I can’t joke about being cold outside,” he said, without shouting, “Stop making fun of my little penis! Put my little penis out of your mouth! ‘

Part of what made Justin noticeable about the Oscar situation was that Smith was allowed to be in the audience (and even accepted a trophy) after the rock was slapped because the comic said it was right for him to do so. “So now we ask the victim after they get hit in the head? ‘Hey, are you okay if the guy who attacked you hangs up for a while? You don’t want to drive him crazy again, “he joked.” I can’t believe the academy has worse connection protocols than the NFL. “

Honestly though, Jost continued, he “can’t even blame” the academy for not knowing what to do. “No one knew what to do. Even the Oscars were googling, ‘Will Smith just slap Chris Rock?’ “He observed. “I think we should just admit that it was one of the craziest things we’ve ever seen. It’s really like the Super Bowl wardrobe error, but [Jackson]Its nipple slap [Justin] Timberlake. “

Not to mention, Che says, Rock was “very public” about dealing with a nonverbal learning disorder, which makes it difficult for him to “understand nonverbal cues.” “Like when he saw an angry Will Smith running towards him, instead of stepping off the road, he put his hands behind his back, laughing and saying, ‘Oh!’

Later in the update, the anchors welcomed Oz Simpson (Kenan Thompson) to the desk to give his opinion on the Oscar defeat, Che asked him where he found himself,

“Oh now Michael, you know me. I hate conflict. They both look like good boys,” Simpson said. “But to be honest, I didn’t even understand Chris Rock’s joke. I mean, what happened? GI Jane? “

Che mentioned that it was a 90s movie, where Simpson shouted, “90s? Oh, I don’t remember anything from the 90s.”

Simpson said that in his humble opinion, Smith may have reacted by slapping Rock. “I mean, Will, I’m not saying you have a problem with anger, but if the gloves fit,” he said deadpan. “I’m just saying.”

Che then wondered if Simpson was actually on Rock’s side.

“I did not say that. Chris isn’t exactly innocent either, “Simpson observed.” No one likes to joke. I mean, you may be too young to remember, but people used to make a lot of bad jokes about me. “

When Che asked what the jokes were, Simpson simply said, “All sorts of things.

“The point is, sometimes, jokes can go a long way, especially when it’s about someone else’s family,” Simpson said, “because Will Smith said in his speech, love will drive you crazy, accusation.”

When Che mentioned that Smith’s Oscar snatching had been discussed, Simpson shouted, “You’re not snatching my trophies!”

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong) is also stopping by the update desk for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Deadline This story will be updated with video when it arrives.

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