Saw last night Elives Superstar Austin Butler hosts the final Saturday Night Live in 2022 alongside musical guest star Lizzo. It was a great episode that included some fun sketches as well as a heartfelt goodbye to longtime cast member, Cecily Strong. However, there was one thing that didn’t happen in the episode that angered some fans. The old tradition of “Weekend Update” is the exchange of jokes between Colin Jost and Michael Che. The two write jokes for the other and then read them for the first time on air. many SNL Fans took to Twitter last night to express their disappointment that the thing didn’t happen.
“I only watched #SNL for their annual Weekend Update joke exchange, and they didn’t!” Tweet @LanceRoz25. “There’s no jest in Weekend Update. I’m not going to let this slide,” @Harrydude8365 wrote. “a big disappointment” @OhThePain81 added. “Bummer was hoping to see the joke exchange on Weekend Update. It’s the best of all,” @JimDanner9 Share.
Who replaced Lizzo? SNL?
Last night SNL The episode featured Lizzo’s third time as a musical guest, but Butler was not originally slated to join. When the episode was announced, she was slated to perform “Yeah Yeah Yeahs”, but Lizzo traded in to indie rock after one of the musicians was hospitalized with pneumonia.
The band wrote in statment on social media. The band’s top priority is to support Nick through a full recovery, and as a result we’ve had to pull out of our engagements at KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas and Saturday Night Live. The YYYs have enjoyed the incredible heights of support at the KROQ and the immense honor of being chosen to close SNL 2022, we are so grateful and sadly anticipate that we cannot rise to these occasions. It’s been a tough week, and it’s been a tough year on the health front for us along with many artists who are committed to connecting with audiences in the midst of a pandemic. We send our love to our fans and supporters, thank you for your understanding and well wishes, it means the world to us. We wish you a healthy and happy rest in 2022, and we look forward to a strong comeback in 2023.”
How do you watch Saturday Night Live:
Throughout the remainder of Season 48, which will likely end in May, NBC is streaming new episodes live on both NBC and Peacock. Peacock also acts as everyone’s streaming vault SNL episodes since the show’s inception in 1975, with new episodes added to the site the day after they air.
Apart from a few exceptions, almost all SNL The episode is now available to watch on Peacock.