Summer Edition' review: Plenty to joke about

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE WEEKEND UPDATE

Co-anchor Colin Jost cited the upheaval surrounding the White House, saying that while he was unsure whether Trump had colluded with Russia, "He's definitely colluding with 'Dancing With the Stars'".

"'SNL" is having its best season in a quarter of a century - how many shows can say that?! - so we didn't want them to take the summer off.

"Everybody loves the Mooch", Scaramucci insisted.

Even if you don't consider yourself a fan or watch when new seasons come on the air, at some point, you've heard about Saturday Night Live or at the very least, you can name at least one comedian that appeared in a season or two. "Even FDR stood up when he was talking tough".

Halfway through the broadcast, Eric (Alex Moffat) and Donald Trump Jr. Weekend Update will continue all summer long, and there's still a chance for you to get tickets! It wasn't timely and it wasn't a deep take on the departed communications director, but if jokes about The Mooch's vulgarity-filled immolation already are stale, just imagine how meaningless they'd be in six weeks.

Saturday Night Live brought back some of the politically charged comedic buffooneries we've been missing since the season 42 finale in May.


Leslie Jones also joined the broadcast to show off her "Michelle Obama arms."

Expect to "maybe" see guest appearances from other cast members. Probably that does not include Alec Baldwin, but Melissa Villaseñor might be wise to try getting a couple characters or impressions vetted by the American people when she isn't competing with Kate McKinnon for screentime.

The weekly comedy show is on hiatus during the summer, but 2017 is just too juicy.

With the threat of nuclear war in the headlines, it's nice that "Weekend Update" is around for the summer to add a little more levity to a news cycle that is full of fire and fury.

Saturday Night Life: Weekend Update Summer Edition premiered on NBC on Thursday, August 10.

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