Cecily Strong continues getting comfortable at the desk, while Seth Meyers still handles the guest patter. The tattoo bit with featured player Brooks Wheelan was weak, and none of our no-fail recurring guests showed up. Not a home run week, but here are our favorite jokes from Saturday's Update sketch.
"Insiders are saying that Prince Harry may soon propose to his girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who, judging by her name, is a mid-priced Toyota sedan."There's about a million and a half places to go with that name, but this take feels inventive.
"May they find themselves in a restroom stall devoid of toilet paper, with nothing to use but a receipt from CVS in they wallet. A receipt for a small purchase, that they must then tear into small pieces."Kenan Thompson as Senate Chaplain Barry Black, who has been using his daily prayer to admonish members of Congress. (Although has Kenan ever been in a CVS? Even if you just buy a pack of gum, your receipt is a yard long!)
"A federal judge ruled this week that a former intern for a Chinese language broadcasting company cannot sue for sexual harrassment, because unpaid interns aren't technically employees. So, buckle up, NBC pages. Cause mama's gonna be droppin' a lotta pencils."Cecily goes full Disclosure on the entire NBC intern program.
"The US Postal Service has announced that it is destroying an entire run of activity-oriented stamps, after they were criticized for depicting unsafe activities, such as skateboarding without pads. Guys, what were you thinking? You know kids will do anything they see on a stamp."Seth's style of delivery is going to fit the Late Night monologue format like a glove.
"Bruce and Kris Jenner confirmed this week that they're getting divorced; no word on who gets to keep the haircut." "It was confirmed this week that the comedy and tragedy masks are getting divorced."Seth and Cecily tag-team the Jenner marriage news with dueling jabs.
"Florida police arrested a man who was caught at a McDonald's drive-thru, wearing no pants and fondling himself. He's been charged with one count of lovin' it."Ding ding ding, we have a winner. (Cecily's seemingly improvised grace note of tracing a McDonald's logo with her fingers was a nice touch as well; she really does seem to be relaxing into the anchor chair.)
Last week, the music industry mourned the loss of Donna Summer, who passed away at 62 following her battle with cancer. And, on Sunday, the genre must say goodbye to another legend, the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, who died after being diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. Following news of the loss, famous friends and fans have logged onto Twitter to pay tribute to the Bee Gees singer. Read below to see what some celebrities are saying about Gibb.
Duran Duran: "Sorry to hear about the passing of Robin Gibb of the BeeGees. Our condolences to his friends and family."
Kris Jenner: "Rest In Peace Robin Gibb...you brought us so much joy what an amazing talent!!"
The Script: "R.I.P. Robin Gibb. We met Robin + Barry in NY. Such a lovely guy. Prayers 2 his family. 2 many Legends being taken away from us 2 early. :("
Fred Willard: "Oh, man, Robin Gibb died today. What a voice. Rest in peace, Robin.
Dannii Minogue: "'We start believin' now that we can be who we are - Grease is the word...' RIP Robin Gibb"
Bruno Mars: "R.I.P Robin Gibb"
David Boreanaz: "R.I.P. Robin Gibb. The Bee Gees, one of the most successful groups in pop music history. Pure genius."
Yvette Nicole Brown: "Wow. Another. :("
Mario Lopez: "R.I.P Robin Gibb.. Big Bee Gees fan! Wrote so many great songs too..Our Disco stars are off to perform in the big club upstairs!"
Carson Daly: "Sad to hear about Robin Gibb. Cancer is robbing us of our loved ones way to often. We gotta beat this thing. Breakawayfromcancer.com"
Michelle Branch: "R.I.P. Robin Gibb."
Lance Armstrong: "RIP Robin Gibb. Continues to sadden me to see cancer take our loved ones. Gotta put a stop to it."
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