‘SNL’: Michael Che Calls Out Beyoncé During Joke Swap

SNL "Joke Swap" segment on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. (Credit: YouTube/NBC)

The holidays are here and to celebrate the season, Saturday Night Live comedians Colin Jost and Michael Che brought back their annual joke swap tradition.

The “Weekend Update” co-anchors raised the stakes this year by inviting a woman they described as Black poet and activist Hattie Davis to join them on set — as they made each other read offensive jokes that the other person hadn’t seen before.

Che was handed a joke about Beyoncé’s appearance at the Los Angeles premiere of her new concert film Renaissance.

“Last month Beyoncé posted a photo of herself on Instagram in a chrome Versace dress and platinum blonde hair, that many people online described as ‘too white,'” Che said. “In fact, Beyoncé looked so white, that I was finally attracted her.”

The punchline brought laughter and a few groans from the audience.

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Jost then joked about the state of New York’s Adult Survivors Act — which led to lawsuits against Sean “Diddy” Combs, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Axl Rose and other familiar names.

“The Adult Survivors Act, which allowed sex abuse victims to file lawsuits, even after the statute of limitations expired, has resulted in several new lawsuits,” Jost said. “Figures, because b–ches love bringing up old stuff.”

Che also forced Jost to tell a crude joke about his wife, Scarlett Johansson’s film Black Widow and the late Coretta Scott King.

“New York state now allows movie theaters to serve alcohol, which is how I’m finally able to enjoy my wife’s little art movies,” a mortified Jost said, adding, “I’m kidding, honey. I love all of your movies. And if you ask me, you’re an even better Black widow than Coretta Scott King.”

Watch the video from the segment below.

One thought on “‘SNL’: Michael Che Calls Out Beyoncé During Joke Swap

  1. Another network could kill with a decent sketch comedy show.

    The world needs to know sketch comedy can be funny again.

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