‘Weekend Update’ jokingly throws NBC and Donald Trump under the bus

“Saturday Night Live” is not afraid to bite the hand that feeds him.

During the show’s “Weekend Update” segment, host Michael Che left a joke drawn on NBC – which he hosted with Donald Trump at townhall on Thursday – in a very negative light.

“NBC has a town hall with President Trump,” Che said. “Because what can I say? We have a type. ”

As soon as he read Che Panchal, “SNL.” It posted photos of three former NBC celebrities accused of sexual misconduct: former “Cosby Show” star Bill Cosby, former “Today” host Matt Lauer, and Trump, who previously hosted “Apprentice” on the network.

The joke was laughed out loud by the crowd.

Ahead of Thursday’s townhall, more than 100 Hollywood writers, actors, directors and producers sent letters to NBC and Comcast officials criticizing the network for choosing to air Trump’s townhall at a specific time as Biden’s previously planned townhall. The letter, signed by several current and former NBC Universal associates, criticized the company for “enabling the president’s bad behavior.”

“SNL.” Alec Baldwin, who plays Trump, criticized the company in a series of tweets, encouraging viewers to boycott the townhall and saying NBC News officials were “not very smart.”

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