There is so much political material out there that Weekend Update on SNL is causing the ratings to soar. So much so that NBC is is talks to do a weekday version of the weekend update. Wondering if it will be called something else? Weekday Update? “Weekend Update,” which is currently hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost will most likely be at the helm of the 30 minute show.
This isn’t the first time there has been a version of the show on Thursday nights. Right before the 2008 election, they did a limited series of the Weekend Update. It was so popular that they extended it for six more episodes. When the network tried it again in 2012, it was a fail.
There is much competition on the comedy landscape nightly, with Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, as well as Samantha Bee. Crossing our fingers that it works!