'SNL': Seth Meyers teases 'Weekend Update' Thursday election specials
Now in primetime…it’s Saturday Night Live!
Tonight, the first of NBC’s two “Weekend Update” Thursday specials airs. Anchor Seth Meyers and other SNL favorites will go head-to-head with Stewart/Colbert and the other late-night comedians for immediate, timely jokes. The sketch show couldn’t have picked a better time to launch its special, given Mitt Romney’s now-infamous “47 percent” comments, Clint Eastwood’s new habit of chatting with an empty chair, the Innocence of Muslims movie, and recent Tim Kaine comments.
NBC released a video asking Meyers what to expect tonight. He teased that Bill Hader and Bobby Moynihan will definitely show up and that there will be a cold open much like regular SNL episodes. Celebrity guest stars seem likely — in one 2008 episode, Bill Murray memorably showed up. One can only hope that after Bill Clinton’s well-received DNC speech, Darrell Hammond’s Clinton may be resurrected.
Watch an interview with Meyers below:
What else would you like to see them touch on tonight? It it too much to hope that Amy Poehler drops by for a very special “Really!?” segment?
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