Colin Jost Talks About a Sketch Michael Che Begged Him Not to Do


-Welcome back. We’re here with
Colin Jost and Michael Che. Jost, you guys both
made some sketch appearances, which doesn’t happen
that often on the show. You were in
a Kool-Aid commercial, which — There you go.
-Yes. Michael Che cast me
in his Kool-Aid commercial. -Yeah.
-We’re basically only put in sketches —
at least me — when they say,
“We have no cast available.” -Right.
-The shoot’s at 5:00 a.m. Only Jost will come. -You’re cheaper
than hiring an extra? -Yes.
I’m just like an extra. -Che, you have done some
cast work on the show, as well. There you are.
You’re the Scarecrow right here. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -In a version of “The Wiz”
with, of course, Ryan Gosling. Who else would be in “The Wiz”? But it was — the best burn on
Che is that he’s a Scarecrow. You cannot tell it’s him,
and he spent like six hours in makeup all the time
to get into it. -The best is everyone
calls me “Black Scarecrow,” and I’m like,
“It’s just Scarecrow.” [ Laughter ] -You were
in a Scientology ad, Jost? -I was — Scientol — yes.
-You’re very believable. -I know.
That’s really one of my finest. -You played
Lester Holt on the show. -Yes.
-Which was wonderful, but then there was an article. The title of the article is
“Watching History: Find out all
the familiar TV faces covering the final lap
of the 2016 election.” And so this was
an actual newspaper article, or online newspaper article. Anderson Cooper, Megyn Kelly,
and then you. [ Laughter and applause ] -Yeah.
-Your Lester Holt was so good… -Yeah, shout-out
to the makeup department. [ Laughter ] -But this is very — you did —
This was a bit you did on “Update”
where you played Gretchen. -You went undercover
as a white girl named Gretchen. -Yes.
[ Laughter ] I went undercover as a liberal
white woman named Gretchen, and I didn’t use makeup,
but it was still believable. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -And then you guys had an idea,
like a second round of this. -Yeah.
-Now, so the idea — Explain how
it was supposed to work. -The last show,
we had an idea that got cut — that was — I said to Che,
“Well, you went undercover as a white woman named Gretchen to try to figure out
that situation.” And I had been reading all this
terrible stuff about R. Kelly, so I thought
maybe I could go undercover as a black teenage girl
to try to entrap R. Kelly. [ Laughter, audience groans ] [ Laughter ]
-Yes. Yes, exactly, boos.
Thank you. -That’s, uh —
You know what? That sounds like
a man of Manny Manimals. [ Laughter ] -Well, the idea was, I knew
it was the worst idea ever. -Right.
So you did not shoot it. -No, the idea
was Che would stop me and point out
how awful of an idea that was, and I would say, “Really?
It doesn’t go both ways?” And he was like,
“Absolutely not.” And I was like,
“Oh, yeah, that makes sense.” -Gotcha.
-And then it said,
“The more you know.” Like the little —
[ Laughter ] ♪ “The more you –” ♪
Yeah, you could tell. We’re glad it was cut.
I think that seems fair. The audience approves.
-I begged him not to do it. [ Laughter ] -How often — one of my favorite
things you guys do, that you did
for the Christmas show, right? Where you make each other
read jokes that the other one
has not seen first. -Right.
-You seem to have a lot of fun putting each other
in uncomfortable situations. -Oh, yeah.
-He made — The slug came up for one
he made me tell, which was
National Rosa Parks Day came up, when the joke he made me tell
without having read it, and my family said they were all
— like, lost their breath. [ Laughter ]
And they were like, “We’re watching
our son’s end right now.” [ Laughter ]
-Do you remember the joke? -No, I don’t.
-That’s for the best. James McAvoy this week.
He should be fantastic. -Oh, my God, yeah.
He’s great. He already plays 12 different
characters in “Split.” -Yeah. That’s basically
a whole episode. -There you go.
We’re good. We’ll just do each of those.
He’s great. He was on your show.
-He’s incredibly charming, great actor, so I’m really
looking forward to that. Gentlemen, it’s always so great
to have you here. Warm up.
We got you a space heater back in your dressing room.
[ Laughter ] Colin Jost and Michael Che,
everybody.

100 comments

  • swrxclan

    What is Michael Che wearing? Looks homeless

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  • luvyou baby

    I never liked snl news update till Colin did them,

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  • Up'D

    How do you go from a Harvard graduate to a TV show comedian?

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  • Garrett Gardner

    Looks like this latest interview is all from the perspective of Colin Joost.

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  • Dr. Richard D. Stiff

    Double standard

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  • Docteur Coco H. King

    Landing on a new planet Heart https://youtu.be/jnt-uOJvbWQ

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  • The Wogan Transformers bloke

    weekend update SNL one of the best host was Norm Macdonald

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  • PerrinLogainKadanFan

    Great kids, these two. 🙂

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  • Robin D. Phillips

    ??????

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  • Kimpoh

    I need that R. Kelly sketch lol

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  • B S

    Why is Michael Che dressed like Raekwon from the Wu-Tang clan ?!

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  • Rudy Oliveira

    How are the 2 un funniest cast members, head writers? Doesn’t make sense.

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  • Cameron

    What shoes does Michael Che have on?

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  • Ganiscol

    I did not recognize gangster Che at first! I only know him in his anchor suit…

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  • Michael Pipkin

    Balls.

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  • zizinnnn

    love them!

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  • jovan turner

    Gretchen by far my favorite sketch

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  • New Message

    Gretchen was, and remains among the best of the best in SNL sketch history.

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  • new ripple effect

    These two guys are like brother's man.

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  • Constance Richards

    I don't care. I want to see it.

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  • Scott Panno

    Colin is dressed like a 40-year-old white woman.

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  • deepbigeyes

    Wtf is che wearing he looks like he's 16.

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  • Hannah Taylor

    so Jost doesn't have a stylist..

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  • F Clarke

    The joke was uppity bus passenger day

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  • The Eric

    Here's an awesome idea. Jost & Che should do Starsky & Hutch. I know Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson already did it but this would be a re-remake. It would be so funny.

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  • Christal Larkins

    ???

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  • Mat Broomfield

    That was a surprisingly boring interview.

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  • MacMurrough the Meticulous

    idk, i probably would have liked that R. Kelly skit tbh.

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  • noel hutchins

    Jost had to call Rosa Parks an uppity buss passenger

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  • Francis Vincent Ong

    What would have made the R. Kelly sketch work, would be if Che played R. Kelly

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  • KEG KEG

    Check out TRUMP ABCs – https://youtu.be/FIFB_Djv9uA

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  • Chriz Riemers

    These two guys are only interesting when they are behind that weekend update desk.

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  • Alin Bennett

    Seth throwing some glove shade at the end there!???

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  • Ro G

    R Kelly, Bill Cosby, and Kevin Spacey walk into a bar….

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  • bonbons

    Che wearing a snow suit up in here??

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  • Shaken not stirred

    Let's see? Add up the IQ's of everyone on stage and we get……11

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  • Maria Cupo

    This makee me happy.

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  • N Cee

    Michael Che is dressed ready for any sudden changes in weather and climate i see. Lol

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  • John’s Reactions

    The audience was booing and laughing at the same time, like they wanted the R Kelly sketch but are embarrassed to admit it. Typical white girls from New York

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  • john doe

    BY FAR. The worst weekend update "anchors" EVER…. Seth, you're 2nd worst, only thing you had going for you was "really".

    that is all

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  • Mark T.

    What I learned from this: Michael Che can't tell indoors from outdoors, and it's OK to pretend you're white if you're black but it's not OK to pretend you're black if you're white.

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  • William Bravo

    Che was all ready to tell the Rosa Parks joke but as usual Seth couldn't resist putting his boot on Che's neck and planting a bag of crack rocks on him. In rehearsal. That part didn't make it past the NBC Fascensors.
    /kidding in case that's not obvious

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  • A G

    Michael Che has the most beautiful cheekbones! <3

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  • Fletch Davidson

    I still want that sketch.

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  • Jennifer Lynn

    CJ’s jacket looks like he grabbed it out of Hilary Clinton’s closet.

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  • ripvanstinkle

    I like Micheal Che's beanie. What's it from?

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  • Globalistconspiracy

    These two are probably my all time favorite weekend update hosts at this point.

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  • Serenity Bound

    I always enjoy interviews with these two.

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  • Gretchen Frost

    lol my name is gretchen

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  • Erin Day

    why is che wearing winter gloves?

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  • deniseg812

    Is it that cold in the studio Michael?

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  • Beverly Button

    Michael Che is gorgeous.

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  • plushpuppy32

    Charming is quiet way to say fake.
    Think of charm as a verb eg. To charm, to enchant.

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  • Daniel Enock

    Che’s outfits will end his career, he’s terrible man. I watched him so many times and it gets worse by the minute. Someone help him. Smart and funny though!

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  • mackenzie moody

    24 characters colin jeezz get it right show James some love … jk ?

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  • bynahelemaal

    I wanna see jost as a black teenage girl trying to trap r. Kelly now! ?

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  • The softest part of a woman's breast is?

    The best part of SNL

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  • MegaSilverBlood

    they need to step up their writting, last week they had james mcavoy and they completely wasted him, one of the most versatile actors working today, and the show sucked

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  • pablo lantigua

    Them rocky joints I see? ??

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  • I. Wynn Wynn

    I loved the Scientology spoof

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  • Just Looking

    Colin is a monster.

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  • Just Looking

    They don’t like James mcavoy

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  • Bent Neatly

    White face ok? Black face ok.

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  • Dorissa Claire

    Why is it so cold in the studio that Che is literally wearing winter gloves on stage?

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  • Taylor Kitzman

    the More You Know

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  • MARIAN NEAGU

    El Yost!!!!

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  • Baisers11

    I love that Meyers just brings them on every now and then for no reason.

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  • ana arias

    in case anyone is curious the joke was the setup was Colin talking about how it was rosa parks day and the punchline was "or as we call it in MY family 'Uppity Bus Passenger Day'"

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  • Nick Maniatis

    Why doesn't it go both ways? If he can't do it since historically whites have portrayed blacks in such demeaning ways, then isn't that just judging Colin based on the color of his skin, not the content of his character? ok so I guess we are exactly not following the teachings of MLK.

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  • ksfernand

    How are they comedians? They aren’t at all funny.

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  • Lala Ghana-Love

    Jost DEFINITELY remembers that joke.

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  • I. Wynn Wynn

    Why is Che wearing gloves inside? If Colin did not wear blackface is would be even funnier!

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  • 94liners Namhope

    These two need fashion stylist ?like seriously… ?

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  • kis_99

    I love how the top 2 comments on this video are roasting their outfits lol

    y'all have no chill

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  • Marcus Middleton

    Gretchen was great.

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  • BM

    TF!? Why would you say you love their Christmas joke swaps? Then go on to explain it's do to the fact they write jokes to make each other as uncomfortable as possible. Then you don't let Michael finish one of the jokes…

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  • Amari Hunter

    WTF is Colin wearing? He's still handsome though

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  • Jason Andrew

    3:01 Rosa Parks joke right this way, lol https://youtu.be/YRfN-UGoKJY?t=202

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  • Hunter Crosby

    Che wanted Seth to ask him what the joke was.

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  • Michael Schwartz

    I hope Seth continues to skip providing content in favor of just talking about Saturday Night Live more.

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  • tejaswoman

    That was an unusually boring clip. Any particular reason you shared it?

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  • Beatnik

    Colin Jost and Michael Che seem to have very different core body temperatures.

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  • Fiona Magill

    I share a birthday with Colin Jost

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  • Besus Z

    Che with the ASAP rocky shoes

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  • Stephen Blakely

    It’s only racist if the white guy does it…

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  • Leslie Edwards

    Uppity bus passenger day! He remembers. I know he does ?

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  • Tango Bango

    These two are very funny together…good chemistry.

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  • Un Usuario

    Seth Meyers seems so stiff and uptight that it's incredible he is a talk show host.

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  • Anandi Ganguly

    C'mon I need that R. Kelly sketch. Pls.

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  • Aditi Duttachowdhury

    It’s so weird watching them be interviewed ?

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  • Dustomatic Yo

    It was “uppity bus passenger day”, Colin. You remember.

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  • Simply Drug Addict

    I wear gloves cuz i play in the snow,
    Im the star in this show, they call me black scare crow

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  • lartisteautravail

    The audience does not have time for Colin and I love it ?

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  • Vanessa XO

    Che got swag

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  • Miriam Green

    Interviews with completely interesting people should last a bit longer man!

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  • Yasmine Grant

    Upitty bus passenger day was the Rosa Parks joke. LMAO, felt so bad for Colin. ?

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  • Damien Garbutt

    Binge watching Jost and Che at 3:00 am. I think I need help.

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  • ANG GANDA

    HE SHOULD HAVE DONE THE SKETCH!

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  • Jazzy G

    I clicked this cuz i thought that was keke palmer pretending to be a man again lol

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  • Rianna Dominguez

    I think Michael was a little bit under the weather this day ??

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