“Saturday Night Live” returned for Season 47 this week and stopped in need of its common foray into politics with a purpose to pay tribute to former host, Norm Macdonald. 

The comedy world was shocked final month when it was introduced that the previous “Weekend Update” host had died following a secret most cancers battle that he was waging for 9 years. While his profession spanned many film and TV appearances in addition to a profitable stand-up profession, he was maybe greatest recognized for his run on “Saturday Night Live” from 1993 till 1999. 

On Saturday, present “Weekend Update” hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost concluded the phase by paying a particular tribute to Macdonald and giving him the phase for one final sign-off. 

“It is a bitter-sweet night for us tonight,” Jost explained earlier than Che famous the passing of Macdonald in September. 

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“Norm is the reason that I ever wanted to do ‘Weekend Update,’” Jost added. “So, tonight we thought we’d turn the last few jokes of ‘Weekend Update’ over to Norm.”

With that, the present performed a collection of clips of Macdonald behind the “Weekend Update” desk from the Nineteen Nineties, beginning with a joke about Bill Clinton popping out in opposition to same-sex marriage.

“The president said he is not too crazy about opposite-sex marriages either,” Macdonald joked, referencing the previous president’s affair. 

He then touched upon plans for a San Diego airport that will be positioned three miles off the coast within the Pacific ocean. 

“It’s all part of a plan by city officials to have a huge disaster,” the star deadpanned. 

After a fast joke a few French man scaling a Manhattan high-rise, the ultimate joke from Macdonald was one concerning the O.J. Simpson trial. The comic famous that Simpson’s lawyer, Johnny Cochran, dramatically tried on the cap that the previous soccer participant allegedly wore through the murders.

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Macdonald joked that Simpson mentioned at trial: “hey, hey, easy with that. That’s my lucky stabbin’ hat.” 

‘Saturday Night Live’ returned with a new ‘Weekend Update’ segment in October. 

‘Saturday Night Live’ returned with a brand new ‘Weekend Update’ phase in October. 
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While the tribute to the late, former “Weekend Update” host was maybe probably the most memorable second of the evening, Jost and Che didn’t shrink back from politics completely. 

When the phase started. Jost famous that final season got here amid the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in addition to the 2020 election. This yr, he joked, probably the most attention-grabbing story they’d was the infrastructure invoice, which was delayed indefinitely.  

“So, I guess we’ll just cross that bridge when it collapses on top of us,” he said

Overall, the hosts had been comparatively mushy on President Biden, merely mocking his face when getting his COVID-19 jab in addition to complimenting the bravery it took for somebody with a stutter to call his largest piece of laws the tongue-twisting “Build Back Better” plan.