Seth Meyers returned to Saturday Night Live, and brought the political punchlines and wacky plots that helped make him famous.
TRUMP & KANYE WEST
Alec Baldwin also returned to the show as Donald Trump, playing against Chris Redd’s Kanye West. The pair skewered Trump’s recent meeting with West and football legend Jim Brown (Kenan Thompson) during the cold open.
"Thank you all for joining us today for this important discussion," Baldwin’s Trump said at the opening. "This is no way a publicity stunt. This is a serious private conversation between three friends, plus 50 reporters with cameras."
Meyers appeared on his former stomping grounds "Weekend Update" to revive his "REALLY?!?" segment, which took on the Trump & West tete a tete.
"Don’t you have better things to do?" Meyers asks of the meeting, though it’s unclear, even to him, if he’s asking Trump or West. Che then talks about how he negotiated four uses of the N-word per SNL season, saying: "How much money does this nigga owe in taxes?"
Regarding the pic of Trump hugging West, Meyers says: "It is so rare that you can see black people and white supremacists betrayed in the exact same moment."
Meyers also tackled Bill Cosby’s recent incarceration. The comedian was famously sent to prison after being convicted of sexual assault. In the SNL skit, Meyers arrives in prison to learn that Cosby (Thompson) is his roommate.
Cosby has been in in jail for four days, and has already made pals with a turtle he thinks is Quincy Jones, and has dug a tunnel to hide hoagies in. Meyers says: "It is so disappointing to be meeting you now."
"I am in my prime," he responded. "I am in jail and loving it — no kids with the darndest things, limited interactions with Camille, and when I was fighting incarceration, I had no idea that one of the staple foods of the prison system was Jello."