Last night’s SNL featured a full sketch on sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein, but it was less successful than a more pointed segment on Weekend Update that began with Colin Jost mocking the Hollywood mogul’s plans to go to sex rehab in Europe:
“Somehow I don’t think that’s going to help anybody. He doesn’t need sex rehab. He needs a specialized facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars, and it’s a prison.”
Michael Che chimed in and explained the difficulties of writing comedy around such a serious issue:
“This is a tough spot for a comedian because it’s so hard to make jokes about sexual assault but it’s so easy to make jokes about a guy that looks like this. I mean, he looks like chewed bubble gum rolled in cat hair.”
Che also mocked Weinstein’s explanation for the assaults, that they were “mistakes.
“No, man. A mistake is me walking into the wrong bathroom and using it anyway because I was crowning. But you assaulted dozens of women. That’s not a mistake. That’s a full season of law and order. Your name’s a verb now, dude, as in, if this guy tries to Weinstein me I’m going to cut off his little Harvey.'”
Finally, Che concluded:
“Doesn’t he look like a well-dressed skin tag?”
Other topics in this Weekend Update segment: Trump and healthcare, Apple emojis, Puerto Rico, the “fake news” media, Niger, and Merry Christmas.